Education Department Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, September 16, 2016

 General Education Student Teaching for Spring 2017: For those education students in general education who will complete coursework by the end of Fall Semester and are eligible to student teach in Spring 2017. If you haven’t already done so, attend the final Information Session to learn the application process:

  • Saturday September 17, 12:00-1:15pm in Oren Gateway Center 100

If you have a work or class conflict, contact Barbara West (612.330.1154 or 

<westb@augsburg.edu>) before Sept 12 for directions on how to proceed.


 Special Education Student Teaching for Spring 2017: The special education student teacher information sessions for Spring 2017 will be on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 28 from 6 – 7:30 pm in Riverside Room in the Christensen Center.

If you plan to student teach in the spring you must attend this information session. Please contact Gretchen Guenter if you have questions or concerns <guenter@augsburg.edu>.


  Study
Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2017: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2017 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

For more information, visit <http://bit.ly/travel-slovenia-2017>
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>.


  Several Updates Regarding Minnesota BOT Testing:

• The Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT) no longer requires the ACT/SAT/GRE/Praxis I scores be taken within the past 10 years.  There is currently no time limit.  Keep in mind that the ACT scores must be the ACT Plus Writing which started around February 2005.

SAT recently changed the way they score their tests.  The new scores (and old) can be found on the link to the MN Board of Teaching website: <http://mn.gov/board-of-teaching/beaneducator/licensureexams/>.

•Minnesota Version of NES Now Available: As of August 30th, candidates are now able to sign up for the MN NES exam directly through the MTLE website by using this link:

<http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/GENRB_AnnounceBasicSkills.html>

• The passing score for the MN NES is 520 for all three tests (Reading, Writing, and Math):

MN NES EAS Subtest Passing Score (on a 400–600 point scale)

  • Reading=520
  • Writing=520
  • Mathematics=520

The test is exactly the same as the National NES exam, it’s just that MN candidates are given 15 extra minutes of time.  Because of the extra time, the score rating had to be adjusted.  The same number of correct raw scores needed to pass is exactly the same on both tests.  The National NES exam is based on a 100-300 point scale and the MN NES is based on a 400-600 point scale. The MN NES scores will be available to view in Results Analyzer starting with the October 7th reporting date.

NOTE:  If candidates sign up and take the National NES exam after August 30th, they will accept the scores if they met the minimum passing score:

NES EAS Subtest Passing Score (on a 100–300 point scale)

  • Reading=205
  • Writing=214
  • Mathematics=213

Also, if a candidate has taken and passed a portion of the MTLE basic skills, they need to register and complete ONLY the portion they have not passed of that basic skills test through NES.  They do not need to complete the whole series of Reading, Writing, and Math over unless they did not pass all portions.

A listing of all licensure exam minimum passing scores can be found on the Board of Teaching website at: <http://mn.gov/board-of-teaching/beaneducator/licensureexams/>

• Free study materials will be available for all MTLE test. There are also expanded test preparation products available for cost. Additional information can be found on their website using this link <http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_PreparationMaterials.html>

Pearson has also expanded their customer service hours to M-F 7AM-7PM and Sat from 8AM-4PM.

For questions and more information, please contact: Debby Odell, Educator Licensing, Supervisor <Debby.Odell@state.mn.us> or (651) 582-8522.


  Scholarships for Education Majors: BestColleges.com partners with HigherEducation.com to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. BestColleges.com curates a financial aid resource guide to scholarships for those students who call themselves future teachers. For more information, contact: <http://BestColleges.com>.


  Fridley Recreation Department Needs Instructors: The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking for energetic instructors for our Fall Youth Programs!  There are a variety of positions available in the After-School (3:30-5:30 p.m.), Evening and Weekend hours instructing classes (sports, crafts, games, etc.) for pre-school, elementary and middle school age children.  Staff are scheduled monthly, working anywhere from 1 to 5 days each week, $9-11 per hour depending on experience.  For application information go to: <http://fridleymn.gov/329/Human-Resources>.

For further information contact the Fridley Recreation Dept. at (763)572-3570 or e-mail <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov>.


  Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full-time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278.


  Jobs at Frog Tutoring: FrogTutoring is an educational technology platform that facilitate 1-on-1 private tutoring offering the full range of academic courses and test prep. Minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create  their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus. Apply at: <http://frogtutoring.com/jobs>.

More information is available by contacting LaQuesia Gorins, Hiring Manager At FrogTutoring, Phone: (817) 717-7235, Fax: (877) 904-0134 or <hiring@frogtutoring.com>.


  Community Service-Learning Opportunity at Venture Academy: Venture Academy is a public charter school based in Minneapolis with the mission of inspiring passionate, innovative entrepreneurial leaders who imagine opportunities, take initiative, and create solutions. Since opening in August 2013, Venture has primarily served economically disadvantaged children and English learners with a whole school learning model that uses personalized, blended digital learning designed to cultivate entrepreneurial leadership skills that students will use to change the world around them.

This service learning opportunity is aimed at undergrad students looking for an opportunity to work with Venture students during the 2016-17 school year. If interested, please contact Hannah Bech, Venture Academy Community Engagement Specialist at: <hbech@ventureacademies.org> or (484) 680-6305.


  Trinity First Lutheran School Seeks Volunteers: Trinity First Lutheran School is a Preschool 3 through 8th grade Christian school located in the inner city of Minneapolis, just 7 blocks south of the new stadium. Trinity First is seeking volunteers willing to serve in all capacities of our school, but especially in our classrooms and after school homework help program (3:15-5:00pm daily). A commitment to serve is encouraged, but we are flexible and willing to work with volunteers’ schedules. Our students love our volunteers, and our teachers are deeply appreciative of their help! If interested, contact Anna VanVleet at <vanvleet.tfl@gmail.com> or 612-314-6773 (call or text). Please also find more information at: <http://www.trinityfirstschool.org/support>.

You are also welcome to attend a 1-hour informational tour, followed by a volunteer orientation for those interested in serving. Please RSVP to Anna.

September 27 – 4:00-6:00pm

October 12 – 11:30am-1:30pm (lunch provided)

  Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

• Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.


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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, September 9, 2016

New  General Education Student Teaching for Spring 2017: For those education students in general education who will complete coursework by the end of Fall Semester and are eligible to student teach in Spring 2017. Attend one of these Information Sessions to learn the application process:

  • Monday September 12, 6:00-8:00pm in Oren Gateway Center 100
  • Saturday September 17, 12:00-1:15pm in Oren Gateway Center 100

If you have a work or class conflict, contact Barbara West (612.330.1154 or 

<westb@augsburg.edu>) before Sept 12 for directions on how to proceed.

New  Special Education Student Teaching for Spring 2017: The special education student teacher information sessions for Spring 2017 will be on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 28 from 6 – 7:30 pm in Riverside Room in the Christensen Center.

If you plan to student teach in the spring you must attend this information session. Please contact Gretchen Guenter if you have questions or concerns <guenter@augsburg.edu>.

New  Study Education and Psychology in Slovenia, May 2017: Examine the roots of both educational and psychological practices that shaped European culture in beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. As part of this May 2017 travel program, you will also experience Roman ruins in Croatia and the canals of Venice, Italy.

For more information, visit <http://bit.ly/travel-slovenia-2017>
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  Several Updates Regarding Minnesota BOT Testing:

• The Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT) no longer requires the ACT/SAT/GRE/Praxis I scores be taken within the past 10 years.  There is currently no time limit.  Keep in mind that the ACT scores must be the ACT Plus Writing which started around February 2005.

SAT recently changed the way they score their tests.  The new scores (and old) can be found on the link to the MN Board of Teaching website: <http://mn.gov/board-of-teaching/beaneducator/licensureexams/>.

•Minnesota Version of NES Now Available: As of August 30th, candidates are now able to sign up for the MN NES exam directly through the MTLE website by using this link:

<http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/GENRB_AnnounceBasicSkills.html>

• The passing score for the MN NES is 520 for all three tests (Reading, Writing and Math):

MN NES EAS Subtest Passing Score (on a 400–600 point scale)

  • Reading=520
  • Writing=520
  • Mathematics=520

The test is exactly the same as the National NES exam, it’s just that MN candidates are given 15 extra minutes of time.  Because of the extra time, the score rating had to be adjusted.  The same number of correct raw scores needed to pass is exactly the same on both tests.  The National NES exam is based on a 100-300 point scale and the MN NES is based on a 400-600 point scale. The MN NES scores will be available to view in Results Analyzer starting with the October 7th reporting date.

NOTE:  If candidates sign up and take the National NES exam after August 30th, they will accept the scores if they met the minimum passing score:

NES EAS Subtest Passing Score (on a 100–300 point scale)

  • Reading=205
  • Writing=214
  • Mathematics=213

Also, if a candidate has taken and passed a portion of the MTLE basic skills, they need to register and complete ONLY the portion they have not passed of that basic skills test through NES.  They do not need to complete the whole series of Reading, Writing, and Math over unless they did not pass all portions.

A listing of all licensure exam minimum passing scores can be found on the Board of Teaching website at: <http://mn.gov/board-of-teaching/beaneducator/licensureexams/>

• Free study materials will be available for all MTLE test. There are also expanded test preparation products available for cost. Additional information can be found on their website using this link <http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_PreparationMaterials.html>

Pearson has also expanded their customer service hours to M-F 7AM-7PM and Sat from 8AM-4PM.

For questions and more information, please contact: Debby Odell, Educator Licensing, Supervisor <Debby.Odell@state.mn.us> or (651) 582-8522.

New  Scholarships for Education Majors: BestColleges.com partners with HigherEducation.com to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. BestColleges.com curates a financial aid resource guide to scholarships for those students who call themselves future teachers. For more information, contact: <http://BestColleges.com>.

New  Fridley Recreation Department Needs Instructors: The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking for energetic instructors for our Fall Youth Programs!  There are a variety of positions available in the After-School (3:30-5:30 p.m.), Evening and Weekend hours instructing classes (sports, crafts, games, etc.) for pre-school, elementary and middle school age children.  Staff are scheduled monthly, working anywhere from 1 to 5 days each week, $9-11 per hour depending on experience.  For application information go to: <http://fridleymn.gov/329/Human-Resources>.

For further information contact the Fridley Recreation Dept. at (763)572-3570 or e-mail <margo.numedahl@fridleymn.gov>.

New  Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full-time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278.

New  Jobs at Frog Tutoring: FrogTutoring is an educational technology platform that facilitate 1-on-1 private tutoring offering the full range of academic courses and test prep. Minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create  their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus. Apply at: <http://frogtutoring.com/jobs>.

More information is available by contacting LaQuesia Gorins, Hiring Manager At FrogTutoring, Phone: (817) 717-7235, Fax: (877) 904-0134 or <hiring@frogtutoring.com>.

New  Community Service-Learning Opportunity at Venture Academy: Venture Academy is a public charter school based in Minneapolis with the mission of inspiring passionate, innovative entrepreneurial leaders who imagine opportunities, take initiative, and create solutions. Since opening in August 2013, Venture has primarily served economically disadvantaged children and English learners with a whole school learning model that uses personalized, blended digital learning designed to cultivate entrepreneurial leadership skills that students will use to change the world around them.

This service learning opportunity is aimed at undergrad students looking for an opportunity to work with Venture students during the 2016-17 school year. If interested, please contact Hannah Bech, Venture Academy Community Engagement Specialist at: <hbech@ventureacademies.org> or (484) 680-6305.

New  Trinity First Lutheran School Seeks Volunteers: Trinity First Lutheran School is a Preschool 3 through 8th grade Christian school located in the inner city of Minneapolis, just 7 blocks south of the new stadium. Trinity First is seeking volunteers willing to serve in all capacities of our school, but especially in our classrooms and after school homework help program (3:15-5:00pm daily). A commitment to serve is encouraged, but we are flexible and willing to work with volunteers’ schedules. Our students love our volunteers, and our teachers are deeply appreciative of their help! If interested, contact Anna VanVleet at <vanvleet.tfl@gmail.com> or 612-314-6773 (call or text). Please also find more information at: <http://www.trinityfirstschool.org/support>.

You are also welcome to attend a 1-hour informational tour, followed by a volunteer orientation for those interested in serving. Please RSVP to Anna.

September 12 – 7:00-9:00pm

September 27 – 4:00-6:00pm

October 12 – 11:30am-1:30pm (lunch provided)

  Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

• Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.


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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, April 15, 2016

Education Department Newsletter, April 15, 2016

New■ Education Club Meeting: On Tuesday, April 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm there will be a second organizing meeting for an Education Student Organization in Lindell 301.  The goal is this meeting would be to begin constructing an organizational focus and plan for the 2016-17 school year.

NewPaideia Program 2016 Summer Course Offerings for Grads and Undergrads: Looking for a summer education class to take?  The Augsburg Paideia Program is offering a summer institute, July 25-29, 2016 on the pedagogy of Paideia. Learn how to implement inquiry-based discussions with students at all grade levels and subject areas.

INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 semester undergraduate course that includes the Paideia Institute. The ECS 543 course can be taken for either two or four graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. Register online. For more information about the Augsburg Paideia Program and summer institute check out the Paideia website at <http://augsburg.edu/paideia/> and contact Anne Kaufman at <kaufman@augsburg.edu> for registration options.

NewSomali Parents Autism Network: The Somali Parents Autism Network is hosting an event commemorating World Autism Day. This year’s focus will be on networking, partnership formation, multicultural collaboration and celebrating our accomplishments.

The event will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5 pm to 10:00 pm at the Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404.

For more information, contact Marian Ahmed at 507- 573-2617 or email her at <marian.ahmed@span.org>.

New■ Summer Activist Jobs to Save the Bees: The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) works with some of the top progressive organizations in the country like Environment America and US PIRG and is hiring full time Minneapolis campaign staff working with Environment Minnesota to save Minnesota’s honey bee population. Average pay is $4,500-$6,500 for the summer.

If you are interested in applying, you may sign up to learn more at: <http://www.summerjobsthatmatter.org>.

■ Teach at River’s Edge Academy: River’s Edge Academy is actively recruiting a Science Teacher and Student Support Specialist (Paraprofessional). The science position requires a Minnesota teaching license. More information about the Science position may be found here. More information about these positions may be found at: <http://www.riversedgeacademy.org>. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278

■ Free MTLE Resources: 240Tutoring has study guides for the MTLE. Also, their blog has a lot of articles about how to create a study plan, do’s and don’ts of studying, and a lot of other helpful articles. Go to: <http://www.240tutoring.com> for more information.

■ 2016 MTLE Preparation Sessions: The TC2 Collaborative has organized a series of MTLE review and preparation sessions scheduled starting in January and going through summer 2016. These sessions include basic math review, in-depth math review and reading and writing support.

The mathematics support sessions are offered for any candidate needing a basic refresher on the math concepts on the test. The intensive sessions are for candidates needing more support in mathematics. You may take both. The reading and/or writing sessions offer support for the reading and writing subtests.

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to: <http://www.tcteacher.org/mtle.php>.

  Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:

ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:

  • ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
  • SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520

Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner.  Registration forms must be signed by Vicki Olson or Peg Finders.

Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses.  Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.

If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.

■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

• Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, April 1, 2016

Education Department Newsletter, April 1, 2016

New■ Attend the American Indian Education Conference: The American Indian Education Conference, sponsored by Minnesota ASCD, has added a student fee of $35 to enable education majors to attend at a lower rate.This learning opportunity will be especially helpful in supporting an understanding of MN SEP Standard 3, criteria G: “understand the cultural content, world view, and concepts that comprise Minnesota-based American Indian tribal government, history, language, and culture.”

The Conference will be held on Saturday, April 9 from  8:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Minnesota Department of Education. Interested students should contact Charon Tierney <ctierney.ascd@gmail.com> to register at this lower rate. All others should register through the MN ASCD website: <http://www.minnesotaascd.org>.

New■ Teacher Lead for Family Academy Child Classrooms: The Family Academy is seeking a lead teacher for a part-time position, mostly in the evenings. Pay is $30.00/hr. The position is a senior-level position and they are seeking a highly qualified candidate. Please email cover letter and resume to Andre Dukes at <rnathan@the-naz.org>. The deadline is Monday April, 11th, 2016.

■ Teach at River’s Edge Academy: River’s Edge Academy is actively recruiting a Science Teacher and Student Support Specialist (Paraprofessional). The science position requires a Minnesota teaching license. More information about the Science position may be found here. More information about these positions may be found at: <http://www.riversedgeacademy.org>. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full-time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278

■ Upward Bound Summer Job Opportunity: 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: <caroline.church@century.edu> for more information. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.

■ Free MTLE Resources: 240Tutoring has study guides for the MTLE. Also, their blog has a lot of articles about how to create a study plan, do’s and don’ts of studying, and a lot of other helpful articles. Go to: <http://www.240tutoring.com> for more information.

■ 2016 MTLE Preparation Sessions: The TC2 Collaborative has organized a series of MTLE review and preparation sessions scheduled starting in January and going through summer 2016. These sessions include basic math review, in-depth math review and reading and writing support.

The mathematics support sessions are offered for any candidate needing a basic refresher on the math concepts on the test. The intensive sessions are for candidates needing more support in mathematics. You may take both. The reading and/or writing sessions offer support for the reading and writing subtests.

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to: <http://www.tcteacher.org/mtle.php>.

  Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:

ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:

  • ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
  • SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520

Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner.  Registration forms must be signed by Vicki Olson or Peg Finders.

Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses.  Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.

If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.

■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

• Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, March 11, 2016

New■ Education Club Organizing Meeting: The Augsburg Education Club will be holding an organizing meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 to 5:30 pm in OGC 100. Emerging teacher leaders are committed to the success of all students, and are advocates for innovation and systemic change.  If you are interested in collaborating with like-minded peers, please attend the first informational meeting. Co-sponsored by Education Minnesota and the Augsburg Education Department. Please contact Rachel Lloyd:  <lloydr@augsburg.edu> for more information.

■ Teach at River’s Edge Academy: River’s Edge Academy is actively recruiting a Science Teacher and Student Support Specialist (Paraprofessional). The science position requires a Minnesota teaching license. More information about the Science position may be found here. More information about these positions may be found at: <http://www.riversedgeacademy.org>. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

■ Saint Paul’s Right Track Program Jobs: Right Track provides paid internships and skills training to low-income youth in Saint Paul. For the summer of 2016 they are hiring 4 job coaches to co-teach at our skills training sessions, coach interns individually, and serve as liaisons to our workplace supervisors. For more information, contact Katherine Jumbe, Right Track Program Manager at: 651.266.6362.

■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278 or by email at <joneill@behavioraldimensions.com>.

■ AVID at Roseville Area High School: The AVID program at Roseville Area HS is looking for two tutors that could work from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. The pay is $14 an hour. More information may be found at the district’s website: <http://www.isd623.org> the posting is under the Jobs heading.  You can apply online. For more information, contact Anne Barnes at: <anne.barnes@isd623.org>.

■ Upward Bound Summer Job Opportunity: 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: <caroline.church@century.edu> for more information. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.

■ Free MTLE Resources: 240Tutoring has study guides for the MTLE. Also, their blog has a lot of articles about how to create a study plan, do’s and don’ts of studying, and a lot of other helpful articles. Go to: <http://www.240tutoring.com> for more information.

■ 2016 MTLE Preparation Sessions: The TC2 Collaborative has organized a series of MTLE review and preparation sessions scheduled starting in January and going through summer 2016. These sessions include basic math review, in-depth math review and reading and writing support.

The mathematics support sessions are offered for any candidate needing a basic refresher on the math concepts on the test. The intensive sessions are for candidates needing more support in mathematics. You may take both. The reading and/or writing sessions offer support for the reading and writing subtests.

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to: <http://www.tcteacher.org/mtle.php>.

  Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:

ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:

  • • ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
  • • SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520

Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner.  Registration forms must be signed by Vicki Olson or Peg Finders.

Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses.  Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.

If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.

■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

• Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, March 4, 2016

New ■ Teach at River’s Edge Academy: River’s Edge Academy is actively recruiting a Science Teacher and Student Support Specialist (Paraprofessional). The science position requires a Minnesota teaching license. More information about the Science position may be found here. More information about these positions may be found at: <http://www.riversedgeacademy.org>. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

■ Saint Paul’s Right Track Program Jobs: Right Track provides paid internships and skills training to low-income youth in Saint Paul. For the summer of 2016 they are hiring 4 job coaches to co-teach at our skills training sessions, coach interns individually, and serve as liaisons to our workplace supervisors. For more information, contact Katherine Jumbe, Right Track Program Manager at: 651.266.6362.

■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278 or by email at <joneill@behavioraldimensions.com>.

■ AVID at Roseville Area High School: The AVID program at Roseville Area HS is looking for two tutors that could work from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. The pay is $14 an hour. More information may be found at the district’s website: <http://www.isd623.org> the posting is under the Jobs heading.  You can apply online. For more information, contact Anne Barnes at: <anne.barnes@isd623.org>.

■ Upward Bound Summer Job Opportunity: 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: <caroline.church@century.edu> for more information. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.

■ Summer Teaching Positions Available at the Institute of Reading Development: The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2016 teaching positions. Candidates need an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. More information may be found at: <http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/>.

■ Watch an online recorded webinar on the topic, “Train Teachers in the Peace Corps”: Do you have an education degree and interest in training other teachers around the world? Hear from Meghan Costello, who taught innovative techniques, provided coaching sessions, and improved pupils’ confidence, motivation, and critical thinking. Watch this online information session to learn about trainer opportunities available in Samoa and Uganda, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Go to: <https://peacecorps.webex.com/peacecorps/lsr.php?RCID=9ced49b485554cc3966e256c646e7733> to view the webinar.

■ Free MTLE Resources: 240Tutoring has study guides for the MTLE. Also, their blog has a lot of articles about how to create a study plan, do’s and don’ts of studying, and a lot of other helpful articles. Go to: <http://www.240tutoring.com> for more information.

■ 2016 MTLE Preparation Sessions: The TC2 Collaborative has organized a series of MTLE review and preparation sessions scheduled starting in January and going through summer 2016. These sessions include basic math review, in-depth math review and reading and writing support.

The mathematics support sessions are offered for any candidate needing a basic refresher on the math concepts on the test. The intensive sessions are for candidates needing more support in mathematics. You may take both. The reading and/or writing sessions offer support for the reading and writing subtests.

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to: <http://www.tcteacher.org/mtle.php>.

■  Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:

ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:

  • ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
  • SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520

Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner.  Registration forms must be signed by Vicki Olson or Peg Finders.

Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses.  Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.

If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.

■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, February 12, 2016

New  ■ Be a Volunteer Judge for Metro Senior Regional History Day: The Metro Senior Regional History Day event, which will take place at Augsburg on Monday, March 7 needs volunteer judges.  For more details about the afternoon and evening, see:

<http://education.mnhs.org/historyday/sites/default/files/MetroSeniorInfo16.pdf>

For more on signing up to be a judge, see: <http://education.mnhs.org/historyday/judges>.

New ■ Saint Paul’s Right Track Program Jobs: Right Track provides paid internships and skills training to low-income youth in Saint Paul. For the summer of 2016 they are hiring 4 job coaches to co-teach at our skills training sessions, coach interns individually, and serve as liaisons to our workplace supervisors. For more information, contact Katherine Jumbe, Right Track Program Manager at: 651.266.6362.

New ■ Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA: Applications are now being accepted for Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.  Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” For more information, contact Wendy Vang Roberts, Minnesota Literacy Council Children’s and Family Literacy Program Assistant  651-251-9063 ext. 214 or <wroberts@mnliteracy.org>.

New ■ Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is looking for qualified and talented students, alumni, and others to work in your local districts and schools. They provide substitute staff in the form of Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants to your local districts of St. Paul, Hopkins, Prior Lake/Savage, Intermediates 916, 917, 287, as well as hundreds of Charter Schools in the Twin Cities, and they are in high need of applicants. For more information, contact Kellie Amos

Recruiter, Teachers On Call at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

New ■ Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring: Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities.  They are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full time positions are available. If you are interested, contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & Director of Specialty Services) at 612-889-0278 or by email at <joneill@behavioraldimensions.com>.

■ AVID at Roseville Area High School: The AVID program at Roseville Area HS is looking for two tutors that could work from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. The pay is $14 an hour. More information may be found at the district’s website: <http://www.isd623.org> the posting is under the Jobs heading.  You can apply online. For more information, contact Anne Barnes at: <anne.barnes@isd623.org>.

■ Upward Bound Summer Job Opportunity: 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: <caroline.church@century.edu> for more information. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.

■ Summer Teaching Positions Available at the Institute of Reading Development: The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2016 teaching positions. Candidates need an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. More information may be found at: <http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/>.

■ Watch an online recorded webinar on the topic, “Train Teachers in the Peace Corps”: Do you have an education degree and interest in training other teachers around the world? Hear from Meghan Costello, who taught innovative techniques, provided coaching sessions, and improved pupils’ confidence, motivation, and critical thinking. Watch this online information session to learn about trainer opportunities available in Samoa and Uganda, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Go to: <https://peacecorps.webex.com/peacecorps/lsr.php?RCID=9ced49b485554cc3966e256c646e7733> to view the webinar.

■ Free MTLE Resources: 240Tutoring has study guides for the MTLE. Also, their blog has a lot of articles about how to create a study plan, do’s and don’ts of studying, and a lot of other helpful articles. Go to: <http://www.240tutoring.com> for more information.

■ 2016 MTLE Preparation Sessions: The TC2 Collaborative has organized a series of MTLE review and preparation sessions scheduled starting in January and going through summer 2016. These sessions include basic math review, in-depth math review and reading and writing support.

The mathematics support sessions are offered for any candidate needing a basic refresher on the math concepts on the test. The intensive sessions are for candidates needing more support in mathematics. You may take both. The reading and/or writing sessions offer support for the reading and writing subtests.

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to: <http://www.tcteacher.org/mtle.php>.

■  The Augsburg Education Department has arranged for MTLE practice tests through Feb. 2016.  The costs of these practice tests can be paid through financial aid. Please see department chair Margaret Finders for more information about how to access the practice tests.

Also below are the MN BOT testing requirements. Students must receive passing scores on  the ACT+Writing, the SATs or the MTLEs.

Admission to licensure program steps can be found at the following link: <http://inside.augsburg.edu/edstudents/admission/>.

■  Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:

ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:

  • ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
  • SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520

Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner.  Registration forms must be signed by Vicki Olson or Peg Finders.

Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses.  Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.

If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.

■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, January 29, 2016

New■ Information Session for General Education Student Teaching – Fall 2016: A mandatory information session will be offered for general education students qualified to student teach in the fall of 2016 on Saturday, January 30 from 12:00-1:15pm in Oren Gateway 100.

Being qualified to student teach means that all coursework will be completed before September 1, 2016.  If you have a work or class conflict for this time, contact Barbara West to learn an alternative way to apply for student teaching: <westb@augsburg.edu>.

New■ Information Session for Special Education Student Teaching – Fall 2016: The special education student teacher information session for Fall 2016 will be on Monday, February 8 from 6 – 7:30 in Oren Gateway 100.

If you plan to student teach in the fall you must attend this information session. Please contact Gretchen Guenter if you have questions or concerns <guenter@augsburg.edu>.

New■ AVID at Roseville Area High School: The AVID program at Roseville Area HS is looking for two tutors that could work from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. The pay is $14 an hour. More information may be found at the district’s website: <http://www.isd623.org> the posting is under the Jobs heading.  You can apply online. For more information, contact Anne Barnes at: <anne.barnes@isd623.org>.

New■ Making: Small to Big: Sign up now to attend 5 free, 2-hour long sessions exploring how to bring design and building into your STEM lessons. 0.2 CEUs obtained per workshop. Space is limited, so sign up soon. For more information, go to: <http://minneapolismakers.com/>.

New■ Jobs at St. Croix Preparatory Academy: St. Croix Preparatory Academy in Stillwater, MN is looking to hire two special education educational assistants to work with students in grades k-4, with the potential for one to move into the middle school next year. The positions are open immediately. For more information, please contact Terri Smith at: <tsmith@stcroixprep.org>.

New■ Upward Bound Summer Job Opportunity: 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: <caroline.church@century.edu> for more information. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.

New■ Summer Teaching Positions Available at the Institute of Reading Development: The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2016 teaching positions. Candidates need an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. More information may be found at: <http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/>.

New■ Watch an online recorded webinar on the topic, “Train Teachers in the Peace Corps”: Do you have an education degree and interest in training other teachers around the world? Hear from Meghan Costello, who taught innovative techniques, provided coaching sessions, and improved pupils’ confidence, motivation, and critical thinking. Watch this online information session to learn about trainer opportunities available in Samoa and Uganda, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Go to: <https://peacecorps.webex.com/peacecorps/lsr.php?RCID=9ced49b485554cc3966e256c646e7733> to view the webinar.

New■ Free MTLE Resources: 240Tutoring has study guides for the MTLE. Also, their blog has a lot of articles about how to create a study plan, do’s and don’ts of studying, and a lot of other helpful articles. Go to: <http://www.240tutoring.com> for more information.

■ 2016 MTLE Preparation Sessions: The TC2 Collaborative has organized a series of MTLE review and preparation sessions scheduled starting in January and going through summer 2016. These sessions include basic math review, in-depth math review and reading and writing support.

The mathematics support sessions are offered for any candidate needing a basic refresher on the math concepts on the test. The intensive sessions are for candidates needing more support in mathematics. You may take both. The reading and/or writing sessions offer support for the reading and writing subtests.

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to: <http://www.tcteacher.org/mtle.php>.

■  The Augsburg Education Department has arranged for MTLE practice tests through Feb. 2016.  The costs of these practice tests can be paid through financial aid. Please see department chair Margaret Finders for more information about how to access the practice tests.

Also below are the MN BOT testing requirements. Students must receive passing scores on  the ACT+Writing, the SATs or the MTLEs.

Admission to licensure program steps can be found at the following link: <http://inside.augsburg.edu/edstudents/admission/>.

■  Spring Term Literacy Tutor or Math Tutor Positions: Minnesota Reading Corps & Math Corps has openings for the rest of the school year (six months). Spring Term Tutors serve for six months and earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $522 and a $2,865 education award for college tuition or student loan payments. For more information, contact Miriam Queensen, Outreach Coordinator at 612-598-9665 or <mqueensen@servemnaction.org>.

■  Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:

ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:

  • ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
  • SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520

Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner.  Registration forms must be signed by Peg Finders.

Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses.  Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.

If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.

■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

Posted in Newsletter

Education Department Newsletter, January 15, 2016

New  INFORMATION SESSION FOR STUDENT TEACHING IN FALL 2016 – GENERAL EDUCATION: Mandatory Information Sessions will be offered for general education students qualified to student teach in the fall of 2016. Attend one of these sessions:

  • Monday, January 25 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center
  • Saturday, January 30 from 12:00-1:15pm in Oren Gateway 100.

Being qualified to student teach means that all coursework will be completed before September 1, 2016.  If you have a work or class conflict for both of these times, contact Barbara West to learn an alternative way to apply for student teaching:  <westb@augsburg.edu>.

 New■ 2016 MTLE Preparation Sessions: The TC2 Collaborative has organized a series of MTLE review and preparation sessions scheduled starting in January and going through summer 2016. These sessions include basic math review, in-depth math review and reading and writing support.

The mathematics support sessions are offered for any candidate needing a basic refresher on the math concepts on the test. The intensive sessions are for candidates needing more support in mathematics. You may take both. The reading and/or writing sessions offer support for the reading and writing subtests.

There is no fee for the sessions, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to: <http://www.tcteacher.org/mtle.php>.

New  AVID Tutor for Middle and High School Students: The North St. Paul/Maplewood School District is looking to hire AVID tutors. AVID is a college-readiness program that targets students who are “in the academic middle,” but who have the potential for higher performance. Tutor training is provided. For more information, contact Sylvia Neblett, AVID District Director/Equity Specialist for ISD622 <sneblett@isd622.org> or 651/748-7649. Apply online at: <www.isd622.org>.

 New  Jobs Available with Teachers On Call: Teachers On Call is hiring Substitute Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Paraprofessionals for the Twin Cities. They are hosting a New Substitute Orientation and Hiring Fair on Thursday, January 28th from 9:00am – 11:00am in Bloomington. For more information or to register online, go to www.teachersoncall.com, under “events” to sign up. For more information, contact Kellie Amos, Recruiter, Teachers On Call, P: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

 New  Associated Bank Helps Support Student Teachers: The Education Department would like to express their thanks to Associated Bank at 1801 Riverside Avenue. Associated Bank is committed to the community they serve and has made a donation in support of Augsburg’s student teachers as part of a GiveMN project. Their donation will feed a small scholarship fund for spring term student teachers who find it difficult to make ends meet when they are transitioning to a career in education.

  Spring Term Literacy Tutor or Math Tutor Positions: Minnesota Reading Corps & Math Corps has openings for the rest of the school year (six months). Spring Term Tutors serve for six months and earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $522 and a $2,865 education award for college tuition or student loan payments. For more information, contact Miriam Queensen, Outreach Coordinator at 612-598-9665 or <mqueensen@servemnaction.org>.

  Jobs Available at Skyhawks Sports Minnesota: Skyhawks Sports is a youth sport camp company teaching children ages 4-14 life skills through sports with a focus on safety, and improving sport skills. Skyhawks has internship and coaching positions available. For more information, contact Lisa M. Damon, Communications and Customer Relations Manager at: <Ldamon@skyhawks.com> or 651-263-5159.

  Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant: The Great Lakes career ready internship grant permits students to gain the experience needed to compete for graduate school and full-time jobs while, at the same time, earning money to help fund their education. More information is available at: <http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/great-lakes-career-ready-internship-grant/>.

 ■  The Augsburg Education Department has arranged for MTLE practice tests through Feb. 2016.  The costs of these practice tests can be paid through financial aid. Please see department chair Margaret Finders for more information about how to access the practice tests.

Also below are the MN BOT testing requirements. Students must receive passing scores on  the ACT+Writing, the SATs or the MTLEs.

Admission to licensure program steps can be found at the following link: <http://inside.augsburg.edu/edstudents/admission/>.

  Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:

ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:

  • ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
  • SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520

Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner.  Registration forms must be signed by Vicki Olson or Peg Finders.

Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses.  Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.

If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.

■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

• Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

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Education Department Newsletter, December 11, 2015

New  INFORMATION SESSION FOR STUDENT TEACHING IN FALL 2016 – GENERAL EDUCATION: Mandatory Information Sessions will be offered for general education students qualified to student teach in the fall of 2016.  Attend ONE of these sessions:

  • Monday, January 25 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center
  • Saturday, January 30 from 12:00-1:15pm in Oren Gateway 100.

Being qualified to student teach means that all coursework will be completed before September 1, 2016.  If you have a work or class conflict for both of these times, contact Barbara West to learn an alternative way to apply for student teaching:  <westb@augsburg.edu>.

New  Teach This Summer at Breakthrough Twin Cities: Breakthrough Twin Cities prepares under-resourced students for college success and cultivates the next generation of educators. Each summer BTC seeks a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students to apply for our paid nine-week summer Teaching Fellowship. This internship offers great opportunities to lead and grow in a positive, accepting educational environment. In addition to teaching middle school students from the Twin Cities, Teaching Fellows will work closely with instructional coaches, program staff, and their peers to create high quality lessons and educational programming. The Teaching Fellowship offers you a chance make a difference in the lives of young people, while you learn and grow as well!

Please visit www.breakthroughtwincities.org for more information and a link to the application. The application opens October 20th, and the Early Action deadline is Tuesday, January 12th. Regular decision deadline is Tuesday, February 23rd.

New  Spring Term Literacy Tutor or Math Tutor Positions: Minnesota Reading Corps & Math Corps has openings for the rest of the school year (six months). Spring Term Tutors serve for six months and earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $522 and a $2,865 education award for college tuition or student loan payments. For more information, contact Miriam Queensen, Outreach Coordinator at 612-598-9665 or <mqueensen@servemnaction.org>.

New  Jobs Available at Skyhawks Sports Minnesota: Skyhawks Sports is a youth sport camp company teaching children ages 4-14 life skills through sports with a focus on safety, and improving sport skills. Skyhawks has internship and coaching positions available. For more information, contact Lisa M. Damon, Communications and Customer Relations Manager at: <Ldamon@skyhawks.com> or 651-263-5159.

  Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant: The Great Lakes career ready internship grant permits students to gain the experience needed to compete for graduate school and full-time jobs while, at the same time, earning money to help fund their education. More information is available at: <http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/great-lakes-career-ready-internship-grant/>.

  St. David’s Center Job Openings: St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development is hiring both Head Teachers and Substitute Teachers for their Early Childhood Education program. Full-time and part-time positions are available, with some positions being benefit eligible. For more information, contact Natalie Young, Human Resources Specialist at: 952.548.8637 or <nyoung@stdavidscenter.org>.

  Teachers On Call is Recruiting: Teachers On Call is currently hiring for Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants for several metro area public school districts as well as over 150 charter schools and early child care centers in the Twin Cities. For more information, contact Kellie Amos at: 952.346.1656 or <kamos@teachersoncall.com>.

  AVID Tutors Needed at Roseville: The Roseville School District is looking for two tutors at Roseville Area High School that could work from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. The pay is $14 an hour.  To apply online, go to: <http://www.isd623.org/>.

   The Augsburg Education Department has arranged for MTLE practice tests through Feb. 2016.  The costs of these practice tests can be paid through financial aid. Please see department chair Margaret Finders for more information about how to access the practice tests.

Also below are the MN BOT testing requirements. Students must receive passing scores on  the ACT+Writing, the SATs or the MTLEs. 

Admission to licensure program steps can be found at the following link: <http://inside.augsburg.edu/edstudents/admission/>.

  Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:

ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:

  • ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
  • SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520

Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner.  Registration forms must be signed by Vicki Olson or Peg Finders.

Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses.  Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.

If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.

Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:

  • • Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.

Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.

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 College 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 College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

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

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