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Pre-Service Training of Teachers

The Minneapolis Public School's pre-service vision is to develop and support a pipeline of effective urban teachers in partnership with our universities. The focus of the pre-service clinical experience is to:

  1. Increase P-12 student achievement
  2. Accelerate new teacher growth and development
  3. Develop leadership through mentoring and professional opportunities.
  4. Increase the number of teachers of color.
Clinical Experience Elements

In order to implement our pre-service vision, we have developed and applied the following elements in partnership with our college and university partners.

  1. Clinical Cluster Sites
  2. Effective Cooperating Teachers
  3. Co-teaching
  4. Pre-Student Teacher Guidelines
Grow Your Own

The mission of Grow Your Own (GYO) efforts in the Minneapolis Public Schools is to create a pipeline to teaching for our students and employees. By drawing on the skills, strengths, and experiences of our MPS community, the GYO efforts aim to create a diverse, effective teaching workforce which positively impacts student outcomes.

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College/Universities

All teacher preparation programs placing pre-service teachers in MPS must become a contracted community partner and follow our placement processes.

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Pre-Student Teachers

If you will be completing a pre-student teaching experience (field experience or practicum) in MPS in the 2016-17 school year, you are required to complete an online registration form, criminal background check, and complete an online orientation.

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Student Teachers

If you will be student teaching in MPS in the 2016-17 school year, you are required to complete an online registration form, criminal background check, and attend an orientation.

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MPS Staff

Important information for MPS staff regarding the pre-service vision.