Special Education Residency Program Inquiry Form
Minneapolis Public Schools and University of St Thomas are partnering to design and develop a special education residency program. If you are interested in being considered to be a part of the 2019-20 school year cohort, please fill out this inquiry form. The application process will reopen in the Fall of 2018.

Current MPS employees with a bachelor’s degree who are interested in earning their initial teaching license in Special Education: Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) are encouraged to apply.

You are eligible to apply if you:
---Are currently employed by Minneapolis Public Schools in an unlicensed position.
---Have experience working with MPS students and families, preferably in a special education classroom.
--- Have completed or will successfully complete a Bachelor’s degree program by May 2019 from a regionally accredited institution. You can check your institution’s accreditation status here: https://www.hlcommission.org/component/directory/
---Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (a GPA of 2.5 – 2.75 will be considered holistically)
---Desire to earn initial teaching license in Special Education- Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS)

Diverse candidates and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Channing Jones at channing.jones@mpls.k12.mn.us with any questions.

First and Last Name *
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Email Address *
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Phone Number *
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What is your current position in MPS? *
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At what MPS school/site do you work? *
How many years have you been working for MPS? *
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Are you currently working as a teacher on a variance or a community expert license? *
To be eligible for the residency program you must have completed your bachelor's degree by the start of the program (May 2019). Do you have a bachelors degree or will you have a bachelors degree by May 2019? *
Please provide the name of the college/university where you earned your bachelor's degree. *
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What was your overall undergraduate GPA? *
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Did you attend a college/university in a country other than the United States? If yes, someone will follow up with you regarding additional requirements for applying to the program. *
This program is designed to license candidates in Special Education- Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) license. Are you interested in becoming a special education teacher in MPS? *
What gender do you most identify with? (optional)
What races/ethnicities do you most identify with? Check all that apply. (optional)
Are you bilingual? *
If yes, what language(s) besides English do you speak fluently?
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Do you have any questions for the program staff?
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