College of Education & Human Development at the University of Minnesota (CEHD)

Description:  The mission of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development is to contribute to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. Programming advances research, teaching, and community engagement to increase opportunities for

Minneapolis Special Education Teacher Residency

Description:  The Minneapolis Special Education Teacher Residency (MSTR) is a pathway to licensure that will prepare highly effective and diverse special education teachers who will create increased opportunities for students receiving special education services in Minneapolis Public Schools. — Contact: Channing Jones Email:

LearningWorks at Blake

Description:  LearningWorks is a unique public-private partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools and The Blake School. The program is designed to prepare students to thrive in college and offer real-world teaching experiences to high school and college students. The LW teachers are high school seniors and college-age students themselves, and receive over 250 hours of hands-on

Early Childhood Educators – Transforming Minnesota’s Early Childhood Workforce

Description:  Transforming Minnesota’s Early Childhood Workforce improves outcomes for young children by ensuring that Minnesota has a diverse, qualified, well-supported and fairly compensated workforce. We want to create an environment that respects and understands the background, cultures, and languages of the children in the system. Teachers are the most important component of a high quality

Hiawatha Academies

Description:  Hiawatha Academies is a network of college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis. The network seeks to create a K-12 school experience that empowers scholars with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good. Hiawatha Academies is committed to making our city and our

Wildflower Foundation

Description:  Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower gives all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey. They also have a “Teacher Leaders” program, and believe that achieving equity in education is possible when schools are

SPPS Urban Teacher Residency

Description:  Residents in the Saint Paul Urban Teacher Residency (SUTR) program earn their teaching license and master’s degree in 15 months while co-teaching with an experienced teacher for one academic year. SUTR residents take courses at the University of St. Thomas during the summer and one day a week during the academic school year in

Black Men Teach

Description:  Black Men Teach’s mission is to recruit, prepare, place and retain Black male teachers in elementary schools. To do so, the organization creates an environment in which Black male teachers can thrive, because a child’s schooling experience will never be complete without them. — Contact: Paul Gunderson  Email:

Reading and Math Inc

Description:  Minnesota Reading/Math Corps seeks to close the achievement gap by training tutors to help children who are facing difficulties in reading or math.  Focusing on one-on-one instruction, Minnesota Reading/Math Corps delivers individualized lessons and a data-driven approach to boost the reading and math skills of children from Pre-K through 8th grade.  — Contact: Alison

Educators for Excellence

Description Educators for Excellence works towards giving teachers a voice within politics, focusing on policies that impact their students and professions. By using a theory of change, the organization is focused on better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession.   Contact: Shannon Mitchell Email: