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 2022 and Middle School Science 2023; if enough qualified participants applies.

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  • Application Deadline for Cohort 7 is Monday Februrary 28, 2022!



  • Calendar

    Link: View the SUTR Academic Calendar


    *Upcoming Information Sessions (from 4:30-5:30 pm CST) - will be held via Zoom until further notice. Email sutr@spps.org for Zoom meeting details.

    • 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




  • 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