International Teacher Exchange Programs
The Minnesota Department of Education supports and promotes quality second language instruction and cultural exchange opportunities that serve to enhance the educational experience of Minnesota students by providing oversight and coordination for teaching abroad and visiting teacher programs. Sharing knowledge and teaching strategies enhances the teaching experience for program participants.
Minnesota school districts have the opportunity to recruit foreign language and bilingual teachers from other countries to teach at elementary, middle and high school levels. At the same time, it provides students, parents and educators with the opportunity to work with professionals who are native speakers of the target language, bringing a valuable international perspective to Minnesota classrooms. While the Memorandum of Understanding with each country is different, most agreements also include opportunities for Minnesota teachers to study and/or teach in the participating countries.
New Employment Outcomes Tool!
A new data tool that students can use to determine which fields have the best opportunities for jobs and wages from various programs of study was unveiled recently by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The tool will give students a clearer picture of the Minnesota labor market and what fields of study offer favorable career opportunities,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “At the same time, planners can use the tool to develop training and educational programs that fit employer needs.