Education Department Newsletter, November 2, 2018

New■  Apply for an EAST Scholarship: The Augsburg University EAST African Student to Teacher (EAST) Scholarship Program will be accepting applications for the Spring 2019-2021 cohort! This scholarship was established to recognize highly qualified students who wish to become K-12 teachers and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce in Minnesota. EAST covers full tuition cost toward a first license to East African descent students.*

To learn more about the EAST Scholarship application process, the admission process to Augsburg University and our teacher licensure preparation program, you must attend one of the following information sessions. Registration ahead of time is required. Attached is the East brochure to learn more about the East scholarship.

Information Sessions: Augsburg Campus (click on link to schedule)

Information Sessions: Rochester Campus

*Contingent on CUE funding from the Minnesota Legislature for 2019-2021 cycle.

For more information, contact: Hana Salad, Email: <saladha@augsburg.edu>, Phone: 612-330-1345.

New■  Mock Interviewing–Sign Up Now: Improve your interviewing skills in a pressure-free environment by attending a practice interview night co-hosted by Strommen Career & Internship Services, Alumni-Parent Relations Office, and the Young Alumni Council.  Hear insights from recent Auggie grads on how to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions, as well as other tips and tricks to help you stand out and land your next role!

INSTRUCTIONS ON REGISTERING:

  • After reading the steps below, click on the REGISTRATION LINK (*you must register using the link below)
  • Click on the highlighted Mock Interview Schedule
  • Click on the APPLY Button (right sign of screen)
  • Follow the prompts on the screen. All students are eligible to sign up for a mock interview.
  • Find a time in the schedule that works for you. Right side of schedule TAKE SLOT
  • Now you are done: When you receive the confirmation email, it will ask you to pick a time slot. Ignore that email, as you already took a slot.

REGISTRATION LINK

Mock Interview Date: Thursday, November 8th, Time: Sign up for a 20 minute session anytime between 5:30-7:30 pm, Location: Strommen Career & Internship Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center. For questions, please contact us at 612-330-1148 or <careers@augsburg.edu>.

■  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: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

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

New■  AmeriCorps Promise Fellows Program: Looking for a great short term opportunity to kick-start your career in education? The AmeriCorps Promise Fellows program will provide you with full-time experience working in a school environment alongside dynamic educators and school administrators. The AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program brings caring adults into schools and organizations serving students 6-12th grade. Service members will provide one-on-one intervention support to students, both inside and outside of the classroom, to promote school engagement and encourage students to stay on track through high school graduation. APPLY TODAY!

■  Progressive Educators Conference planned for November 5th:  Prairie Creek Community School is hosting a conference of progressive educators called the Imagine Conference on November 5th. You may obtain more information by contacting Nancy Dennis at <ndennis@prairiecreek.org>. Here is link where you can get more information and register: <http://prairiecreek.typepad.com/imagine/>

■  College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors in the West Metro is currently hiring part-time math, science, and test prep tutors to work in Edina, Maple Grove, Excelsior and Wayzata areas. For more information, contact Erin Black at phone: 952-285-7667 or email: <eblack@collegetutors.com>.

■  University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair: The 2019 UNI Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair is scheduled for February 1st – February 2nd, 2019 in Waterloo, IA. This Fair is for teachers looking to teach abroad for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Go to: <http://TeachOverseas.uni.edu>.

Submitting news to Augsburg:

  • To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or erickson-AT-augsburg.edu.
  • To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg University Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or now@augsburg.edu.
  • 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).

Education Department Newsletter, October 19, 2018

Posted on Categories Newsletter

  Education Majors Can Study Abroad: The Global Educators Semester at Augsburg’s study center in Cuernavaca, Mexico is designed specifically to replace a regular on-campus spring semester for education majors. Study abroad is affordable, life-changing, and gives you academic and professional skills to succeed after graduation! All Auggies get an automatic $1500 Travel Grant for the Global Educators Semester, you can use all of your financial aid for the program and there are additional scholarships available, too.

Global Educators Semester courses include:

Required Courses

  • EDC 310: Learning and Development in an Educational Setting
  • EDC 353: International Education
  • EDC 299: Global Education Practicum

Additional Course Options

  • EDC 200: Orientation to Education
  • EDC 210: Diversity in Schools
  • BIO 118: Environmental Biology with Lab
  • Spanish: 18 course options
  • WEL 119: Latin Dance

Why wait? Next steps for planning:

Talk to Ann Marie Yacobucci in the Education Department

Attend an Info Session in the Study Abroad office in Christensen Center lower level. Apply by November 1. Get more info and apply online at <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu>. Email anytime: <abroad@augsburg.edu>.

  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: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

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

  Progressive Educators Conference planned for November 5th:  Prairie Creek Community School is hosting a conference of progressive educators called the Imagine Conference on November 5th. You may obtain more information by contacting Nancy Dennis at <ndennis@prairiecreek.org>. Here is a link where you can get more information and register: <http://prairiecreek.typepad.com/imagine/>

  College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors in the West Metro is  currently hiring part-time math, science, and test prep tutors to work in Edina, Maple Grove, Excelsior and Wayzata areas. For more information, contact Erin Black at phone: 952-285-7667 or email: <eblack@collegetutors.com>.

  University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair: The 2019 UNI Overseas Teaching Services and Recruiting Fair is scheduled for February 1st – February 2nd, 2019 in Waterloo, IA. This Fair is for teachers looking to teach abroad for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Go to: <http://TeachOverseas.uni.edu>.

Submitting news to Augsburg:

  • To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or erickson-AT-augsburg.edu.
  • To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg University Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or now@augsburg.edu.
  • 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).

Education Department Newsletter, September 21, 2018

Posted on Categories Newsletter

  Student teaching in Spring 2019: Students who are eligible to student teach in the spring of 2019 are required to attend ONE Information Session to learn the application process. The second of these sessions is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 12:00-2: 00 pm in the Marshall Room

This meeting is for all programs:  Elementary, Secondary, and K-12, ESL, Special Education ABS. Being eligible means that all coursework will be completed by the end of Fall 2018. Please contact Barbara West if you have a school or work conflict for both of those dates <westb@augsburg.edu>.

New  Education Majors Can Study Abroad: The Global Educators Semester at Augsburg’s study center in Cuernavaca, Mexico is designed specifically to replace a regular on-campus spring semester for education majors. Study abroad is affordable, life-changing, and gives you academic and professional skills to succeed after graduation! All Auggies get an automatic $1500 Travel Grant for the Global Educators Semester, you can use all of your financial aid for the program and there are additional scholarships available, too.

Global Educators Semester courses include:

  • Required Courses
  • EDC 310: Learning and Development in an Educational Setting
  • EDC 353: International Education
  • EDC 299: Global Education Practicum
  • Additional Course Options
  • EDC 200: Orientation to Education
  • EDC 210: Diversity in Schools
  • BIO 118: Environmental Biology with Lab
  • Spanish: 18 course options
  • WEL 119: Latin Dance

Why wait? Next steps for planning:

Talk to Ann Marie Yacobucci in the Education Department

Attend an Info Session in the Study Abroad office in Christensen Center lower level. Apply by November 1. Get more info and apply online at <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu>. Email us anytime: <abroad@augsburg.edu>.

Finally, join us for a Mexico Programs Reception with Ann Lutterman-Aguilar, Site Director for CGEE Mexico, on Monday, September 24th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in OGC 100. Any Education students interested in the program are welcome to drop by! Light refreshments will be served, and your questions about Mexico will be answered!

  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: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

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

  Loan Forgiveness for New Teachers: Please be aware of loan forgiveness for eligible Augsburg teachers. go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2191> for more information.

  Augsburg Sesquicentennial Project: Sonja Thompson <thompso2@augsburg.edu> has been commissioned to work on a new Music-Theater piece to help us celebrate the Augsburg Sesquicentennial.  The piece will be created and developed by and for Augsburg Community members throughout the 18-19 academic year, and featured as part of the Homecoming festivities in October 2019.  Participants from the entire Augsburg community are invited to join this effort.  For more information, please contact: Sonja Thompson, 612-330-1277.

Submitting news to Augsburg

  • To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or erickson-AT-augsburg.edu.
  • To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg University Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or now@augsburg.edu.
  • 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).

Education Department Newsletter, September 7, 2018

Posted on Categories Newsletter

New  Student teaching in Spring 2019: Students who are eligible to student teach in the spring of 2019 are required to attend one Information Session to learn the application process:

  • Monday, September 17, 6:00-8: 00 pm in Marshall Room of Christensen Center, or
  • Saturday, September 22, 12:00-2: 00 pm in the Marshall Room

This meeting is for all programs:  Elementary, Secondary and K-12, ESL, Special Education ABS. Being eligible means that all coursework will be completed by the end of Fall 2018. Please contact Barbara West if you have a school or work conflict for both of those dates <westb@augsburg.edu>.

New  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: <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

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

New  Loan Forgiveness for New Teachers: Please be aware of loan forgiveness for eligible Augsburg teachers. go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2191> for more information.

New  Augsburg Sesquicentennial Project: Sonja Thompson has been commissioned to work on a new Music-Theater piece to help us celebrate the Augsburg Sesquicentennial.  The piece will be created and developed by and for Augsburg Community members throughout the 18-19 academic year and featured as part of the Homecoming festivities in October 2019.  Participants from the entire Augsburg community are invited to join this effort.  For more information, please contact Sonja Thompson at <thompso2@augsburg.edu> or 612-330-1277.

New  Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid we provide along the way. Visitors experience virtual reality and 360˚ video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world. Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+. When: September 9 – 16, 2018, Weekdays 9am – 1pm, 4pm –  8pm and Weekends 10am – 6pm. Go to: <https://www.forcedfromhome.com/locations/the-commons/> for more information.

New  Storytelling for Teachers: Storytelling for Changing Times: A Storytelling Festival brought to you by Story Arts MN and Normandale Community College, Saturday, September 15 9 to 5:30 at Normandale Community College. Go to: <https://storytelling-for-changing-times.eventbrite.com> for more information or to register.

New  Roseville AVID—$14/hr: Roseville Area Schools is seeking local college students to serve as paid tutors and role models for AVID students in Roseville Area Middle School, Roseville Area High School, and Fairview Alternative High School. Roseville AVID serves college-bound students taking rigorous courses. Students may be the first to attend college, come from limited financial means, are students of color, or have unique life experiences. Questions? Contact Jenny Loeck at <jenny.loeck@isd623.org>.

New  Jobs with MPLS Kids: Mpls Kids program is the out-of-school-time program located in 22 of the elementary schools within the Minneapolis Public Schools.  They are hiring Child Care Assistant positions–part-time and benefit eligible with 20hr. weeks. CCAs create and lead curriculum, help with homework, and assist with the general flow of the program. For more information, contact: Jenn Bratvold <jennifer.bratvold@mpls.k12.mn.us> or 612-668-3995.

New  Jobs in Fridley This Fall:  The City of Fridley has several openings for those interested in working with youth this fall. There are a variety of positions, ranging from 20-40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov> for more information.

New  Teachers On Call: Teachers On-Call Substitute Teacher & Paraprofessional positions are available. Teachers On Call is an educational staffing company specializing in hiring talented, quality Substitute Teachers and Assistants. For more information, contact: Maranda Brown, Lead Recruiter at: 952-346-1679.

Submitting news to Augsburg:

  • To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or erickson-AT-augsburg.edu.
  • To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg University Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or now@augsburg.edu.
  • 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).

Education Department Newsletter, April 20, 2018

New

  Final Education Department Newsletter for This School Year: This is the last Education Department Newsletter for this school year. Summer updates may be sent out for important announcements, so please keep checking your Augsburg email. Have a safe and productive summer and we’ll see you next fall.

New  Summer FPI Job Opportunities: The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking applicants for citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. Earn an average of $6,000-$8,000 this summer To apply online, visit: <http://www.summerjobsthatmatter.org> or call them directly at 1-800-75-EARTH.

  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 <https://careers-mnyouth.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchKeyword=Search+Institute> or contact Melissa Orrey at <melissao@search-institute.org>.

  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:  <https://fridleymn.gov/1345/Summer-Rec-Jobs>. If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov> 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: <https://www.visitation.net/about-vis/employment>.

  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 <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

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

  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.

Submitting news to Augsburg:

  • To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or erickson-AT-augsburg.edu.
  • To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg University Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or now@augsburg.edu.
  • 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).

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 <https://careers-mnyouth.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchKeyword=Search+Institute> or contact Melissa Orrey at <melissao@search-institute.org>.

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:  <https://fridleymn.gov/1345/Summer-Rec-Jobs>. If you are interested please contact Margo at 763-572-3574 or <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov> 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: <https://www.visitation.net/about-vis/employment>.

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: <https://actionnetwork.org/events/how-to-land-your-dream-teaching-job?source=em.sso>. 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 <http://bit.ly/Slo2019>. To apply, go to <http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=PsychAndEduSlovenia>.

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

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 <https://www.mtle.nesinc.com>.

  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 erickson-AT-augsburg.edu.
  • To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg University Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or now@augsburg.edu.
  • 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).