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Remick Fellowship

Remick Fellows will participate in a one-year program which provides the opportunity for those who have earned a bachelor's degree in a variety of fields to earn a Master of Arts in Instruction (MAI) degree and acquire teacher licensure in one of the following:

  • Elementary Education (K-6) with an optional endorsement in Middle School content area (5-8)
  • Secondary (5-12) licensure in mathematics, social studies, communication arts and literature, life science, chemistry or physical science
  • K-12 licensure in music, art or world languages – Spanish or French

Those who have studied theology and who wish to teach religion in the Catholic schools will receive the Master of Arts in Instruction degree, but not state licensure. Professional education will be administered by the School of Education of Saint Mary's University.

During the course of their program, Fellows will participate in discussions, activities and programs planned for the enrichment of their lives as Catholic educators.

Responsibilities of Remick Fellows

  • Complete all pre-requisite content courses (not covered by Remick Fellowship Award);
  • Complete both licensure requirements and the requirements for the Master of Arts in Instruction;
  • Participate in a spiritual development program centered on social justice and teaching underserved youth;
  • Complete student teaching in a regional Catholic school as assigned; and
  • Pursue employment in Catholic schools for a minimum of two years following completion of the program.

Remick Fellowship Award

In recognition of their pursuit of excellence in teaching and Catholic leadership skills, Remick Fellows will be supported as follows:

  • Full remission of all graduate tuition and fees during the term of their appointment (Note: Fellows are responsible for textbook costs and graduation fees);
  • Full remission of room and board fees on the Winona campus of Saint Mary's University; and
  • A modest monthly stipend.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Meet entrance requirements for the Master of Arts in Instruction program and be accepted into the program by the School of Education of Saint Mary's University;
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate degree; and
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

Application Procedures

Remick Fellowship candidates must first complete the application process and be accepted into the Saint Mary's University Master of Arts in Instruction program. 

By April 15, fellowship candidates should submit the following:

  • Completed application form for the Remick Fellowship program;
  • Letter from the Saint Mary's University School of Education indicating acceptance into the Master of Arts in Instruction program;
  • A letter of recommendation from a source other than those used for the Master of Arts in Instruction application, which specifically speaks to your leadership qualities suggested in your essay.  An essay which:
    • Explains your perspectives on the benefits and challenges of teaching in Catholic education, particularly those that serve families in impoverished communities; and
    • Describes how you have demonstrated those qualities in your life. Include those volunteer experiences you have had working with children and young people.\

Send all application materials to:

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Attn: Mariann Miller, Remick Fellowship Coordinator
700 Terrace Heights, Box23
Winona, MN 55987

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Remick Fellowship committee. An interview with candidates may be required for final consideration. Fellows will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Consonance of personal qualities with the goals of the Remick Fellows program;
  • Merits of past accomplishments;
  • Willingness to relocate and teach at an assigned Catholic school immediately after program completion; and
  • Likelihood of future commitment to and employability in Catholic education.

Contact

To request more information on the Remick Fellowship Program, contact Mariann Miller, mmiller@smumn.edu.