Education Department Newsletter, January 30, 2015

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■ New MAE Advisers: Education faculty advisers will be assigned today and should reflect on your AugNet account by tomorrow. By Monday, Feb. 2 you will also receive an e-mail with adviser contact information. If you don’t receive this email to your AugNet account, please contact Caren Custer at 612-330-1391 or <>.

■ SPED Student Teaching Information Session: There will be a mandatory information session where you will receive application instructions:

  • Student Teaching in Special Education Information Session – for Fall 2015, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6 – 7:30 pm, in OGC 100. For more information, contact Dee Cole Vodicka, Field Experience Coordinator at 612-330-1546.

■ TC2 is offering three different series of MTLE support sessions in 2015: mathematics overview (four sessions), mathematics intensive (seven sessions), reading and writing (one session). Multiple sessions of each offering will be scheduled in 2015. Please visit the TC2 website <> for current information and registration links.

■ Cedar-Riverside Fellows Program: The Cedar-Riverside Fellows Program is a new, innovative partnership effort of Augsburg College, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Cedar Riverside neighborhood aimed at building skills and experience while working on action-oriented projects in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. A total of 6 graduate students (3 from Augsburg, 3 from Humphrey School) will be selected for this fellowship. For more information and program application contact Steve Peacock at <>.

■ Jobs at Behavioral Dimensions: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minn., providing services to children with autism and other disabilities, is seeking applicants for positions throughout Minnesota. Part time and full time positions are available. For more information, contact Jay O’Neill at 612-889-0278 or by email at <joneill@>.

■ Jobs in Saudi Arabia: International Company Education Advanced Training (ICEAT) is seeking applicants for positions in for Applied Linguistics, TESOL, ELT, English Language or PGCE English Language Teachers If interested, or require additional information, please contact Roy Rojo at <>.

■ Hayfield High School: Hayfield High School has an opening for a teacher licensed Developmental Disabilities (DCD). The position may be available in January or starting next fall. For more information, contact John Howe, Principal, at 507-477-3235 ext. 224.

■ The Annual Anoka-Hennepin District Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fair Needs Judges: The event will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2014, 8 A.M. – 1 P.M. at the Coon Rapids High School. You can find further information about the Fair (schedule, location map, judge/volunteer registration, Fair Coordinator contact information) at: <>.

■ Submitting ACT Plus Writing or SAT Scores to Meet the Basic Skills Requirement: Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minnesota Board of Teaching will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the statutory requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math (i.e., the MTLE basic Skills Test). Please speak with your education advisor to learn more about this option and whether you may qualify.

■ Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities: The Augsburg URGO program will assist you in seeking summer research opportunities. Please go to: <> —-> then click “off-campus” under “Research.” URGO also provides assistance to students who are applying to these opportunities and will be hosting the following workshop: • Off-campus Research Application Workshop January 17th, 10am-2pm. in Sverdrup 201.

■ Design your own course for high school students! Century College Upward Bound seeks teachers, or soon to be teachers, to develop and teach courses for our college bound students this summer. Contact Caroline Church at: <> for more information. Application deadline is March 22, 2015.

■ Winning Strategies Conference: Normandale Community College is hosting a conference for future teachers on March 28th, 8 am. To 3 pm. The registration fee is $15. Breakout session topics will include: behavior strategies, social skills/cooperation, independence, mental health, conflict mediation, topics specific to categorical disabilities, and literacy/ math/technology strategies to support teacher instruction. More information and register at: < Registration/Events>.

■ Preparing for the Reading MTLE: READ 1230, a one-credit course entitled Preparing for the Reading MTLE, is offered at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN 5543. It is scheduled for the second summer session, July 6th through August 6th, on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 am. Registration for Summer Sessions begins March 16th. For more information, contact Linette Manier, Director of Teacher Education, Normandale Community College, 952-358-8437 or <Linette.manier@>.

■ MTLE Preparation Modules: Online MTLE preparation resources are available free of charge to Augsburg teacher education candidates. Go to: < /mtle/start/>. There you will need to provide the following credentials: School #: 48663 School Key: acsuccess Registration requires you to provide your name and email address, no ID Number is required. Please save your registration information, as you will be required to enter it each time you visit the site.

■ MAE Degree Documents Updated: The MAE Degree Completion Research Project Handbook has been updated for academic year 2014-15. Significant edits have been done to the Intent to Complete form, including FERPA language that is critical when students submit bound thesis. [Submission of Intent to Complete form is required prior to beginning degree completion courses.] Please make sure that you are working with the updated Handbook and using updated forms. Please speak with your advisor if you have questions. • MAE Handbook: • MAE Intent to Complete Form: http://web. CompletionIntent_14-15.pdf

■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours: • Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week. • Friday until 6 p.m. and Saturday over the noon hour every Weekend College weekend. Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

■ MASA Jobsite Online: The Minnesota Association of School Administrators sponsors a no cost website for education-related jobs in Minnesota. They have over 500 jobs posted. Visit <> and click on “MASA Jobsite ” and follow the instructions to post your resume.

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