About 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!

    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.

    Application to SUTR Cohort 7 (end of May 2022-2023) is now open and closes on February 28th, 2022. Please email your application materials to 

    There are 4 simple steps to completing your application. Please email all of the following materials to

    1. Updated resume, including preferred license area
    2. All unofficial transcripts
    3. Names and email addresses for two references
    4. Two personal statements. You can find more information on the personal statements here. 

    Information sessions for Cohort 6 will be held via Zoom video conferencing from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST on the following dates:

      • Thur July 15
      • Tues Aug 17
      • Wedn Sept 15
      • Thur Oct 14
      • Wedn Nov 10
      • Thur Dec 16
      • Wedn Jan 5
      • Thur Jan 20
      • Thur Feb 10
      • Wedn Feb 23
    • Email for Zoom meeting details.


  • Calendar

    Saint Paul Urban Teacher Residency
    Wouang Lao, Coordinator
    1930 Como Ave
    Saint Paul, MN, 55108


    SUTR Recruiter/SPPS HR Coordinator
    Anny Xiong
    1930 Como Ave
    Saint Paul, MN, 55108


    University of St. Thomas
    Shelley Neilsen Gatti, PhD, Associate Professor
    Department of Teacher Education



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