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Investing in tomorrow's teachers

The Teacher Preparation Initiative (TPI) will maximize teacher effectiveness and increase student achievement by transforming and strengthening teacher education through collaborative partnerships between SCSU and P-12 school districts. Together we are exploring many initiatives, including but not limited to co-teaching, diverse and numerous clinical experiences, and strong P-16 partnerships in the four target areas of teacher preparation: Recruit, Prepare, Place and Support.

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TPI is a member of the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) funded by a $40 million grant from the Bush Foundation.  SCSU is one of 14 NExT institutions across Minnesota and the Dakotas who are helping find high-caliber, motivated students and training them to become effective teachers.

Teacher Preparation Initiative Communication

Professional Development Opportunities for all Districts

For more information, please contact
Beth Mann at or 320-308-4841


Upcoming New Teacher Workshops

New Teacher Workshops 2016- 2017


  • Ready, Set, Teach: Tools for Success – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (Full Day)
  • Success with Students – Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (Evening)
  • Taking Care of Yourself – Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (Evening)
  • Differentiating for Students – Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (Evening)
  • Revitalize & Rejuvenate: Finishing the School Year Strong! – Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (Evening)