Faribault Teaching Fellows

The Faribault Teaching Fellows is a “grow your own” program funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. This program is intended to help Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) with a Faribault connection attain their Minnesota teaching license.

There are three application deadlines each year:

-March 1st
-May 1st
-October 1st

The Faribault Teaching Fellows program is open to applicants who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) attending or planning to attend a Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board-approved (PELSB-approved) teacher preparation program during the 2023–24 or 2024-25 school years.

Email fellows@faribault.k12.mn.us with any questions about the program. 



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Applicants must meet one or more of these criteria:

  • Have graduated from Faribault Public Schools

  • Be a parent of a Faribault Public Schools current student or graduate

  • Live within the Faribault Public School district boundaries; and/or

  • Be a current Faribault Public Schools employee


Fellows Receive:

  • Tuition assistance of up to $3,000/year

  • One-on-one advising support throughout the program

  • Stipend to assist with other living or college costs ($2,000/year)

  • Connection with a mentor teacher

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