College of Education and Human Development

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Multiple pathways to teaching (MPT)

Approved by the Minnesota Professional Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) as innovative teacher licensure programs, the non-conventional and programs offer quality preparation to high-potential teacher candidates in partnership with local districts and organizations.

MPT works with local school partners and organizations to tailor curriculum delivery and identify promising candidates, many of whom already have extensive experience working in the schools and often in high needs areas. Many candidates are in district positions while working towards their licensure and master's degree coursework.

Together with CEHD’s commitment to educating the next generation of teachers, MPT is helping to overcome predicted teacher shortages while diversifying the teacher workforce.

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Help foster a new generation of teachers. Innovative, custom teacher preparation partnerships are our specialty.

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Our programs

    MNGOT: K-6 Elementary education MEd and teaching license MNGOT: K-6 Elementary education MEd and teaching license

    This pathway is designed for non-licensed Reading Corps members with bachelor’s degrees who are interested in earning a master’s degree and license in K-6 elementary education.

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    MNGOT: ESL and world language MEd and teaching license MNGOT: ESL and world language MEd and teaching license

    Tier 1 and 2 teachers: Become a K-12 ESL teacher with the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Grow Your Own Teachers (MNGOT) program. You'll Earn a Tier 3 K-12 ESL and/or a K-12 world language teaching license as well as a master's in education.

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