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Education Department Newsletter, September 21, 2018

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  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

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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).

Education Department Newsletter, March 23, 2018

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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  Public Achievement Town Hall Meeting: Augsburg’s Public Achievement invite you to take part in an open forum discussion on the growing needs of our children due to the increase in mental health issues on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 7:00 P.M. — 8:30 P.M. in Oren Gateway Center Room #100. Free parking passes will be available at Augsburg Dept. of Public Safety inside Urness Tower. For special accommodations needed please RSVP Shayna at anders68@augsburg.edu.

New  Mental Health 101 for Educators:  An overview of the history of mental health care, signs and symptoms of mental illness, recovery, how to support students who are living with a mental illness, and resources educators can provide to their students will be offered on Thursday, March 29, 4:00-5:30 pm in Oren Gateway Center, Room 114 . This event is free and open to the public. Two Continuing Education hours will be available to educators.

New  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 Free MTLE Preparation Site: A new free site on which our students 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.

  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds-available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.

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 log in. 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:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the college’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, March 2, 2018

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New  Minnesota Historical Society Fellowship Opportunities: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is recruiting for a fellowship opportunity with MNHS’s Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement. The Inclusion and Community Engagement Fellowship Program (INCE, formerly known as the ACTC Fellowship) is a course that encourages undergraduates from diverse communities to explore the challenges within museums, historical organizations, and cultural institutions related to inclusion, representation, narrative, and the workforce.

The program is divided into three parts: a 3 credit undergraduate course, a paid internship, and a trip to Chicago, Illinois. If you are interested, please contact Jae Yates at <jae.yates@mnhs.org> or Kyle Parsons at <kyle.parsons@mnhs.org>. The priority deadline for applications is March 23rd and positions are competitive so applicants should apply as soon as possible.

New  Motivis Learning, a learning management system (LMS), has announced it is now accepting applications for its second Annual Aspiring Educator Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is aimed towards students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in education. The scholarship will be awarded to the student whose essay best details how they plan to make a difference through teaching. Qualified students can learn more about how to enter a submission at: <https://motivislearning.com/aspiring-educator-scholarship/>.

  Augsburg University Education Department Scholarships Available: Any student interested in any of these scholarships is invited to send to Cheryl Sticha (sticha@augsburg.edu) their name, contact information (phone and email), undergrad or graduate status, GPA, declared or intended major, scholarships being applied for and a brief paragraph stating qualifications for each scholarship for which the student is applying. The deadline for all applications is 4:30pm on Monday, 5 March 2018. Click the link below to see details of each of the available scholarships.

  Free NES Prep Sessions! Invite your classmates! Registration is required.

There are two reading and the writing sessions at Augsburg University on 4/7/2018 & 4/14/2018. Register for the reading and writing prep sessions here: <https://goo.gl/xb4MVO>.

For those of you who have not passed the NES exam or partially passed the NES exam, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend. We advise students to take the exams right after the prep sessions while the material is fresh in your mind.  More information is available at: <http://web.augsburg.edu/education/downloads/Spring-2018-NES-Prep-Flyer.pdf>.

  New Free MTLE Preparation Site: A new free site on which our students 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.

  Teacher Candidate Grant Funding Available for Qualified Students: The Office of Higher Education is excited to announce the application for the Teacher Candidate Grant is now available. The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500. Applicants must intend to work in an identified shortage area and/or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce to be eligible. Go to: <http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=2248> for more information.

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:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the college’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).