New Year, New U!

Rochester, Minnesota
Saturday, February 09, 2019
New Year, New U!
Saturday, February 09, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Augsburg University
(507) 288-2886
810 3rd Avenue Southeast
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
United States

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The collaborative is a group of special education directors and representatives from the regional colleges and universities that formed to build capacity around teacher recruitment, professional development, and retention of qualified teachers to develop a common voice for SE MN around education topics and take action for lasting impact. 
People seeking a Special Education teaching career and/or licensure opportunities are invited to this free event. The New Year, New U! 
Advisors from Augsburg, Grand Canyon University, Saint Mary’s University, St. Thomas, and Winona State University will provide information regarding initial or additional licensure programs. Information about financial services will be presented by Region 10 Low Incidence Projects, Education Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Education.


  • 10:00 Welcome and Introductions 
  • 10:15 Rebecca Jackson, MDE Workforce Specialist 
  • 10:30 How to find your passion
  • 11:30 Education Minnesota, Degrees not Debt
  • 12:15 College Admission and Individual Advising Meetings including 
  • MN Low Incidence Project 

Target Audience 

Individuals interested in pursuing licensure in special education. This includes para-professionals, teachers on special permission, teachers with ABS license, substitute teachers, and anyone with or without a bachelor's degree. 

Areas of Special Education Licensure 

Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Academic Behavioral Strategist (ABS)
  • Blind or Visually Impaired (B/VI) 
  • Developmental Adaptive Physical Education (DAPE)
  • Developmental Disabilities (DD, AKA: DCD)
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HH)
  • Physically Impaired (PI)
  • Sign Language Interpreter 
  • Orientation and Mobility (O&M)
High Incidence Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Emotional or Behavioral Disability (EBD)
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
  • School Psychologist

What to Bring

Participants must bring UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from all institutions of higher education that they have attended. 

For more information please contact: 
A light continental breakfast as well as snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Funding for this event is made possible through IHE Region 10 Collaborative and participating universities.




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