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About the Program

Roseville Area Schools is excited to partner with the University of St. Thomas's (UST)Work and Learn Graduate Pathway to launch Roseville Area Schools Innovative of Scholars (RISE) Movement Grow Your Own program!

This program seeks to recruit, prepare, and retain exceptional Roseville Area Schools educators who share similar life experiences that reflect our diverse student population in Roseville Area Schools.



Program Highlights

Eligibility Criteria

  • Low out-of-pocket cost
  • $18,900 towards tuition
  • Additional opportunity for financial scholarships from UST
  • 2 ½ year program with UST Work and Learn Program.
  • Complete master's degree
  • Obtain an Academic Behavioral Strategist (ABS) teaching license in special education


  • Currently have a Bachelor's degree
  • Employed at Roseville Area Schools and/or a member of the community
  • Commit to teaching in RAS for a period of 3 consecutive years upon completion of the program
  • No previous special education teaching license


Definition of a community member:

  • Lives within boundaries of Roseville Area School district
  • Parent of a Roseville Area School student or graduate
  • A graduate of Roseville Area Schools
  • Anyone associated with the district through volunteering

Click here if you are interested, and a member of our team will contact you.

How to Apply

To access the application, click on the application link to apply.


We Are Now Accepting Applications 

for Admission to the Fall 2024 Cohort!

All Application materials must be submitted by Friday, June 7, 2024, to be considered for admission to the RISE Movement program. 

There are 4 easy steps to complete your application. All application materials must be completed and sent to

  • Application Cover Sheet
  • Updated Resume
  • Racial Equity Autobiography Statement
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)

For more information and action steps on the application process, refer to the applicant checklist.

For more information on the RISE Movement Grow Your Own Program, submit your inquiries to

Upcoming Online Informational Session Dates with UST.

To learn more about UST's Department of Special Education, register to attend an upcoming online Information Sessions.