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Graduate Induction Program

The program was designed to assist first year teachers with challenges unique to entry into the profession of education. Central to program effort is the exchange of services made possible by placing fully licensed Residents in Rochester K-6 classrooms, thus freeing selected classroom teachers to work as full-time Clinical Coaches in mentoring roles.

Residents complete a Master of Science in Education through a sequence of coursework and field components during a period including Sessions I and II, 2022, the 2022-2023 school year and Summer Sessions I and II, 2023. The Residents will be compensated up to $11,000 and provided a tuition waiver for 32 graduate credits. The total compensation package will be subject to federal and state income tax withholding.      

Picture of the Graduate Induction Program members outside

Winona State University and Independent School District 535 have been joint participants in a Graduate Induction Program for grades K-6 elementary classrooms in the Rochester 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.

For more information, please contact: 

Jennifer Klampe
GIP Secretary
(507) 328-4375 | Email