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The Southeast Asian Teacher (SEAT) Program at Concordia University, St. Paul has enabled students of color with financial needs the opportunity to pursue and complete their teacher licensure for over 20 years. The program is open to persons of color looking to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in teaching.
Qualified applicants should be a Minnesota resident seeking an advanced degree with financial need.
The program began in 1998 when the Minnesota State Licensure appropriated funds to assist in the preparing of under-represented populations, with a focus on Southeast Asians. The initiative was prompted by the scarcity of fully licensed Southeast Asian educators in Minnesota schools and the program has grown to prepare teachers to work in urban and urban-like settings, and has retained its initial name while welcoming individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
It provides academic and personal advising, tutoring, evening classes, technical assistance, books, and financial support for students whose faces reflect those of the diverse students in urban and urban-like schools. As a public-private partnership between the state and the university, SEAT provides an investment in each student’s future, expanding their potential, skills, talents and intellect while providing them with a circle of support from entrance to the program through their first years of teaching. All requirements of the university general education and education major must be met.
1. Must be admitted to Concordia University
2. Must be a Minnesota resident
3. Must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need
4. Must complete the SEAT application requirements
After you are accepted to the University, you may apply to the SEAT program.
Your first step is to complete the admissions process and be accepted to Concordia University. Once you have been accepted, you will then apply for Financial Aid and to the SEAT program.
Upon acceptance to CSP, your admissions counselor will provide you a link to the SEAT program application.
Applicants will be contacted for an interview with the SEAT Program Director for consideration of admittance.
Once admitted to the SEAT program, you must: