DEED-VRS Funding for Minnesota Licensed Special Educators:
FREE Work-Based Learning Licensure Endorsement!
Funding from DEED-VRS will cover tuition (and associated fees), books, and supply costs to help special educators obtain a WBL licensure endorsement. Funding will not include any applicable application fees for the PELSB licensure fee.
To be considered for funding, applicants must have a current Tier 3 or 4 Minnesota special education teacher license. Special educators must obtain their WBL endorsement by September 30, 2022.
Qualifying Minnesota WBL teacher preparation programs are:
- Lakes Country Service Cooperative
- Contact: Troy Haugen, firstname.lastname@example.org
- St. Cloud State University
- Contact: Kurt Helgeson, email@example.com
An additional program may be added at a later date.
Please complete the online application and submit your resume or curriculum vitae to Alyssa Klein, Alyssa.Klein@state.mn.us. E-mail Alyssa if you need an alternate application format.
DEED-VRS will review and score all applications that meet each deadline. Applicants will be informed of whether they will be funded within one week after the deadline. If funding remains, future application deadlines will be announced.
- Deadline #1: 4:30pm on Friday, May 21, 2021
- Deadline #2: 4:30pm on Friday, June 18, 2021