Student Resources

We’ve provided a number of resources to help you successfully navigate through the Teacher Education program. Here, you will find information about expectations of students, the MTLEs, diversity opportunities, career tips and much more.

Undergraduate Students

Academic Progress: Students are responsible for their academic progress and maintaining the minimum academic requirements for graduation. However, our faculty will work to support you and get you bacon on track so that you can achieve your goals.

Career Tips & Resources: Information about how to market your teaching degree and search for a job after graduation is provided.

Diversity Opportunities: Students have a variety of opportunities to interact with diverse individuals while at Winona State including student clubs, Kids First, the St. Paul Immersion Experience and travel abroad.

Education Minnesota Student Liability Insurance (EMSP): Students must purchase Education Minnesota Student Liability (EMSP) insurance before beginning student teaching. Instructions to obtain EMSP insurance are provided.

Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA): All WSU education students must complete the Education Teacher Performance Assessment, a process to assess whether they are prepared to enter the classroom and teach effectively.

Expectations of Students: Students are expected to follow the WSU Academic Integrity policy & encouraged to join clubs, volunteer and get to know their academic advisors.

Field Experience Handbook (PDF): This outlines the assignments students will be expected to complete and the policies and procedures to follow during their field experiences.

Licensure: Information about applying for a teaching license in Minnesota and other Midwest states is provided.

MTLE: Students must take all three MTLE Basic Skills tests and pass at least two of the three exams to be admitted into the Teacher Education program. Preparation materials & answers to frequently asked questions are provided.

Scholarships & Grants: There are several federal grants and WSU scholarships specifically for teacher education students, and students are encouraged to apply.

Student Teaching Handbook (PDF): This handbook outlines students’ professional responsibilities and the policies they will be expected to follow during their semesters of student teaching

Teacher Education Expense Table (PDF): We have provided an expense table to help you budget accordingly. It is not meant to be exhaustive, and these figures could change at any time without notice. Also, keep in mind that costs such as test preparation materials are not included. 

Undergraduate Program Admission: Admission into the teacher education program is competitive, so students should go beyond the minimum expectations. Resources are provided to help students remain informed about the admission process.

WSU College of Education Background Check Policy (PDF): All teacher education students must complete a background check before participating in any field experience including but not limited to student teaching.

 

Graduate Students

Career Tips & Resources: Information about how to market your teaching degree and search for a job after graduation is provided.

Diversity Opportunities: Students have a variety of opportunities to interact with diverse individuals while at Winona State including student clubs, Kids First, the St. Paul Immersion Experience and travel abroad.

Education Minnesota Student Liability Insurance (EMSP): Students must purchase Education Minnesota Student Liability (EMSP) insurance before beginning student teaching. Instructions to obtain EMSP insurance are provided.

Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA): All WSU education students must complete the Education Teacher Performance Assessment, a process to assess whether they are prepared to enter the classroom and teach effectively.

Licensure: Information about applying for a teaching license in Minnesota and other Midwest states is provided.

MTLE: Students must take all three MTLE Basic Skills tests and pass at least two of the three exams to be admitted into the Teacher Education program. Preparation materials & answers to frequently asked questions are provided.

Scholarships & Grants: There are several federal grants and WSU scholarships specifically for teacher education students, and students are encouraged to apply.

Student Teaching Handbook (PDF): This handbook outlines students’ professional responsibilities and the policies they will be expected to follow during their semesters of student teaching.

Teacher Education Expense Table (PDF): We have provided an expense table to help you budget accordingly. It is not meant to be exhaustive, and these figures could change at any time without notice. Also, keep in mind that costs such as test preparation materials are not included.