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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
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Education - Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Teacher Preparation Collaborative (TPC) - Certificate

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30 credits

Winona State University and Public School Districts in Southeastern Minnesota are partners in a Teacher Preparation Collaborative designed to allow individuals with a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate content area to complete coursework enabling them to become licensed to teach in a secondary setting in Minnesota. This alternative pathway to licensure requires intensive coursework and field experience during the summer at the Rochester campus followed by a yearlong internship under the supervision of a classroom teacher in a middle school or high school. An optional Master’s of Science in Education degree may be obtained with an additional 17 credits - see Education - Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Teacher Preparation Collaborative (TPC) - MS .

Individuals with the appropriate academic content preparation may complete licensure requirements:

  • Business Education (grades 5-12)
  • Chemistry (grades 9-12)*
  • Communication Arts and Literature (grades 5-12)
  • Earth Science (grades 5-12)*
  • Life Science (grades 9-12)*
  • Mathematics (grades 5-12)
  • Physics (grades 9-12)*
  • Social Science (grades 5-12)

*It is possible to add the Middle Level Science Endorsement (5-8) to the Chemistry, Life Science or Physics licensure area if the candidate meets the qualifications and is interested.

Teacher Preparation Collaborative (TPC)

TPC Intern Admission Requirements

Candidates must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field from an accredited institution
  • An overall GPA of 2.75 along with a GPA of 3.0 in major for licensure area is preferred
  • Provide evidence of passing scores on the MTLE Basic Skills exams (Reading, Writing and Math)
  • Evidence of successful completion of the appropriate MTLE Content exams is preferred
  • Complete application materials
  • Participate in an interview and selection process

After selection, candidates must:

  • Sign an agreement indicating willingness to complete WSU summer coursework prior to a yearlong full time internship in a public secondary school
  • Be recommended to the Board of Teaching for a Limited Intern License
  • Agree to take the MTLE Pedagogy 5-12 and the appropriate MTLE Content exams as required for licensure
  • Complete portfolios during the yearlong practicum that demonstrate competence in the content field for licensure and the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice

Program Content Courses (30 credits)

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