Senior to Sophomore (S2S)

Teacher Qualifications

Experienced and energetic teachers who want to be challenged and who want to challenge their students will find our Senior to Sophomore program one of the most rewarding experiences of their career.

Great S2S teachers are lifelong learners committed to staying current through reading, research and ongoing professional development.

They value participation in a vibrant community of learners.

We pair each teacher with an St. Cloud State faculty member who ensures that requirements, learning objectives and prerequisites are met. They are the faculty of record and your colleague/partner.


High school teachers must meet the requirements of, and must be approved by the St. Cloud State department in the appropriate content area. 

Since January 2016, new S2S high school instructors are required to have:

  • A master's degree in the discipline they are teaching or a master's degree in another discipline plus 18 graduate credits in the discipline in which they are teaching
  • Experience teaching in the relevant subject
  • Experience teaching advanced courses and students
  • A valid Minnesota teaching license or state-approved alternative

Teachers who became instructors before Jan. 1, 2016, need to meet the same requirements by the HLC required date.

Help with meeting qualifications


Amber Schultz
Assistant Vice President for Admissions, Marketing, and Recruitment

How to apply

Complete and submit the following materials. The appropriate St. Cloud State department makes the final decision on S2S instructors and applicants are notified.

Send to:

Senior to Sophomore Program
St. Cloud State University, BH115
720 Fourth Ave. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498