A recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article highlights the upswing in teacher hiring over the past few months. After a few years of difficult hiring environments, school district payrolls are up 7.6 percent over last year.
FAST FACTS: Graduate Teaching Licensure
St. Scholastica's Graduate Teaching Licensure (GTL) program provides students with the benefit of earning a Minnesota teaching license while working toward a Master of Science degree. The program is designed for working professionals. Classes are taught in a blended online/on-campus format that usually limits in class time to two weekends (Friday or Saturday) per month.
This is an innovative program designed to provide professional preparation of teachers for elementary and secondary licensure. Students choose from one of the two following areas:
Our program is:
We seek to prepare committed teachers who are firmly grounded in the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to promote student learning. The varied courses and field experiences enable students to develop mastery of the Standards of Effective Practice for beginning teachers.
Our GTL program is designed to meet the requirements of a Master of Science while you are working toward your initial licensure. This means that you'll be able enter the teaching profession with a master's degree, giving you more earning potential, better credentials and a full understanding of how to be an effective teacher.
If you're not interested in earning a Master of Science degree and just want your teaching licensure, we can accommodate your needs as well. Contact an admissions counselor for more information on this option.
The U.S. Department of Education offers loan forgiveness programs for teachers. The program requires teachers to work in school districts that serve low-income students for five consecutive academic years and offers up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for Federal Stafford loans.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, teaching positions are projected to grow at about 17 percent between 2010 and 2020. Job prospects are expected to be the strongest in inner cities and rural areas.
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