Work & Learn SouthWest

Work and Learn SouthWest
Earn a Minnesota teaching license & master's degree in two years.

The Work & Learn Program is for individuals dedicated to education, have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and are current or prospective employees of SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 or its eleven member districts. Participants will be employed as teachers of record or paraprofessionals by their school district while taking a combination of online and face-to-face (f2f) courses.

The Work & Learn Program aims to recruit, prepare, retain, and support highly qualified paraprofessionals and effective teachers from under-represented backgrounds who reflect our diverse student populations in SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 and its member districts. It provides an affordable, accessible, and accelerated program to earn a Minnesota teaching license and master’s degree in two years.
Spring 2019 Information Sessions


THURSDAY, MAY 9 @ 4 - 5 pm
Shakopee High School Community Room
100 17th Ave W, Shakopee

TUESDAY, MAY 14 @ 4 - 5 pm
STAR Training Room
309 Lake Hazeltine Dr, Chaska

MONDAY, MAY 20 @ 4 - 5 pm
New Prague District Office Board Room
410 Central Ave N, New Prague

TUESDAY, MAY 21 @ 4 - 5 pm
Shakopee High School Lecture Room
100 17th Ave W, Shakopee

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 @ 4 - 5 pm
District Education Center, District 112
11 Peavey Rd, Chaska




Work & Learn SouthWest is a cohort between SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288, its eleven member districts, and the University of St. Thomas.
University of St. Thomas School of Education