WSU Graduate Induction Program student and faculty.

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.  For more information about this program, watch our Graduate Induction Program video.

 

Graduate Resident Application Process

1. Complete undergraduate degree by June before summer session begins.

2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, with preference given to those with a 3.00 GPA (includes all post-secondary work).

3. Be eligible for appropriate Minnesota teaching licensure: Elementary Education K-6.

4. Provide:
a. Completed application form
b. Letter of Application
c. Resume
d. Student teaching evaluation from your classroom supervisor
e. Two GIP recommendation forms from college/university faculty
f. Proof of passing MTLE Basic Skills Tests (Reading, Writing, and Math), MTLE Pedagogy Tests, and MTLE Content Tests

5. Apply to WSU Graduate Application for Admission and pay application fee if applicable.

6. Be available for WSU Summer Sessions I and II immediately preceding and following the yearlong practicum.

Completed applications are due by Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Finalists will be contacted for an interview.

Application materials for 2015-2016:
Application and Program Information (PDF)
GIP Application (PDF)
GIP Recommendation (PDF)

Mail completed application materials to:
Graduate Induction Program
Maintenance Service Building
10 SE 9 1/2 Street
Rochester, MN, 55904