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.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Applications to begin teaching in 2021-2022 are accepted now through April 1, 2021.

Applications to replace current S2S instructors are accepted at any time, but instructors must be approved and complete course-specific training prior to teaching a course.


New high school instructors and instructors replacing current S2S instructors are required to be approved by the St. Cloud State University academic department.

Generally speaking, the high school instructor must 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 Aug. 2023.

Help with meeting qualifications



Maria Wright

Director of Concurrent Enrollment

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, AS103
720 Fourth Ave. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498