Education Department Newsletter, April 6, 2018

New  Search Institute VISTA Jobs: Search Institute, an internationally-recognized youth and family research center located in Minneapolis, has two full-time VISTA-supported job openings. One is in the research and development department and the other is in marketing and funder research. Both positions require a participant to participate in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Please visit <> or contact Melissa Orrey at <>.

New  Jobs in Fridley This Summer:  The City of Fridley has several openings for those interested in working with youth this summer. There are a variety of positions, ranging from 20-40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (June 4 – August 24).  The application deadline is Monday, April 12.  To apply go to:  <>. If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <> for more information.

  Visitation School Jobs: Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota has a number of middle-level and high school teaching position openings for this fall 2018. More information may be found at: <>.

New  How to Land Your Dream Teaching Job Online Webinar: A live webinar, ”How to Land Your Dream Teaching Job” will be held on April 11, 6:30 pm. Go to: <>. for more information.

  Start Planning Now for European Study Abroad Trip in May 2019! Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2019: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2019 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

This travel seminar has been the most popular Augsburg summer short-term travel seminar each time it has been offered, with maximum enrollment achieved each trip, so start planning now to make sure you can join us!

For more information, visit <>. To apply, go to <>.

More information about the trip may be obtained by contacting professors Joseph Erickson <> or Stacy Freiheit at <>.

New  MTLE Test Preparation Webinars: The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is pleased to invite Minnesota teacher candidates to participate in a webinar on how to prepare for the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE). Sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. CDT and Thursday, April 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m. CDT.

Topics will include:

  • How to create your MTLE Account and register for the test
  • How to read your MTLE score report
  • What test preparation resources are available
  • How to prepare to retake a test

Information about how to access the webinar session of your choice is available on the MTLE program website at <>.

  Free MTLE Preparation Site: A free site on which you can gain valuable test prep experience for the MTLE is available. It is the preparation site for the *Massachusetts* teacher candidate test.

The site can be located following these steps:

Go to: Learning Express (all centers)

  1. Career Center
  2. Prepare for an Occupation
  3. Teaching

Find the MTEL (this is the Massachusetts version but it is almost identical to the Minnesota version of the test)

Students need to register but only need to fill in the spots with an asterisk. and can skip the blank for student ID.

  Changes to Protocol for Admission to the Augsburg University Licensure Program: Taking the NES pre-professional skills tests will no longer be required for admission to licensure. They will, however, in most cases continue to be required for Minnesota K-12 teacher licensure, so if you have questions regarding state-mandated testing requirements, please speak with your Augsburg Education Department advisor.

Submitting news to Augsburg:

  • To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or
  • To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg University Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or
  • To the daily A-Mail electronic newsletter: Go to AugNet Home Page and login. Then click on “Submit News and Announcements” link.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg University provides several ways to stay connected with alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the university’s Alumni Office.
  • TC2 New Teachers’ Blog

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

Here are links to some of the very best online news sources for K-12 teachers:

  • Education Week
  • Teacher Magazine
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).