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Grow Your Own Programs

Grow Your Own Programs
Grow Your Own Efforts at MPS

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.

Minneapolis Special Education Teacher Residency

This accelerated program provides a pathway to Special Education- Academic and Behavioral Strategist (K-12) licensure for MPS employees.The program is recruiting participants for the 2019-20 school year! Applications are due January 18, 2019.

Other Pathways to Licensure

MPS recognizes that our employees already have many of the qualities required of effective urban teachers. Therefore, we work closely with several colleges/universities on nontraditional and Grow Your Own teacher educator programs, including:

Resources for MPS Employees

If you are interested in learning more about which pathway to teacher licensure best fits you, please fill out the Grow Your Own Pathway Inquiry Form

Other resources for MPS employees: