Winona State University and Independent School District 535 are joint participants in a Graduate Induction Program for teachers with a K-6 Elementary Education license in the Rochester (Minnesota) Public Schools. The program is designed to assist inexperienced teachers with challenges unique to entry into the field of education. Resident teachers receiving a fellowship complete a Master of Science in Education through a sequence of course work and field components. Open annually to selected, inexperienced, licensed elementary teachers. Graduate Residents are classified as Minnesota residents for the purpose of tuition rate.