Graduate Induction Program

Beginning in 1986, Winona State University (WSU) and Independent School District 535 have been joint participants in a Graduate Induction Program for grades K-6 in the Rochester, MN Public Schools. The program is designed to assist inexperienced teachers (residents) with challenges unique to entry into the field of education. Residents complete a Master of Science in Education through a sequence of course work and field components. K-5 residents are placed in elementary school settings. Residents assigned to a sixth grade are at a middle school site.  The Graduate Induction Program is open to students with a K-6 Elementary Education license or a K-12 Special Education license.  For more information about this program, watch the GIP video.

*Application Materials are due March 28, 2014

Introduction Letter 2014-2015 (pdf)
2014-2015 GIP Application Form (pdf) or 2014-2015 GIP Application Form (word)
2014-2015 MS-MA Application Form (pdf)
2014-2015 Recommendation Form (pdf) or 2014-2015 Recommendation Form (word)

Read through the information provided in the links above. If you are interested in being considered for this program, then print out the application and recommendation forms, fill out the application materials, distribute the recommendation forms for completion with addressed envelopes for mailing, and mail the completed application materials to:

Graduate Induction Program
Maintenance Service Building
10 SE 9½ Street
Rochester, MN 55904 


Contact Us

Shelli Pearson
GIP Secretary
MSB 10 SE 9 1/2 Street
Rochester, MN 55904

Wendy Shannon, WSU Director 

Colleen Sallee, RPS Coordinator