SPPS Urban Teacher Residency

SPPS Urban Teacher Residency

  • Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) and the University of St. Thomas are extremely excited about our Urban Teacher Residency (SUTR) program!

    Saint Paul Public Schools Urban Teacher Residency program is a unique partnership between SPPS and the University of St. Thomas. District staff and all others who are interested in pursuing a teaching career now have a new, accelerated pathway. 

    This program aims to recruit, prepare and retain highly qualified teachers who share similar life experiences as our diverse student population in SPPS. SUTR provides an affordable, accelerated program to earn a Minnesota teaching license and master’s degree in 15 months from the University of St. Thomas.

    *Licenses offered: Elementary Education, ABS (Special Education) **Math Grades 5-12 in 2020 and Middle School Science 2021; if enough qualified participants applies.

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  • UPDATED (new application deadline) -

    Applications for SUTR Cohort 6 (Special Education ABS license) will close on Friday April 16, 2021!



  • Calendar

    Link: View the SUTR Academic Calendar


    DATES for SY 2021/2022 (Cohort 6) will be updated Summer 2021


    *Upcoming Information Sessions Dates & Times - will be updated Spring 2021.




  • Calendar

    SPPS Urban Teacher Residency
    Danaya Lamker Franke, Coordinator
    360 Colborne St.
    Saint Paul, MN, 55102
    email: sutr@spps.org


    SUTR Recruiter/SPPS HR Coordinator
    Anny Xiong
    360 Colborne St.
    Saint Paul, MN, 55102
    email: anny.xiong@spps.org 


    University of St. Thomas
    Shelley Neilsen Gatti, PhD, Associate Professor
    Department of Teacher Education
    email: slneilsengat@stthomas.edu