Licensing board offering free cultural competency training sessions

Licensing board offering free cultural competency training sessions


The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is excited to announce that it will be hosting a series of cultural competency trainings throughout Minnesota beginning in May 2019.

In partnership with several individuals and groups, PELSB designed the training sessions to meet the requirements needed to renew a Minnesota tiered teaching license.

The trainings, which will consist of two four-hour sessions, will be led by trained facilitators at 10 locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area and greater Minnesota.

The benefits of completing a PELSB-approved cultural competency training include:

  • Opportunities to engage in self-reflection on your own cultural frames of reference and the impact they have on the relationships with your students, their families, and the school community.
  • The ability to connect with colleagues to discuss the creation of a supportive classroom and school environment for the diverse population of students, teachers, administrators, and staff who you work with on a daily basis.
  • Completion of free training sessions, totaling eight clock hours, that include all necessary elements of the cultural competency training requirement needed to renew a Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, or Tier 4 license.

PELSB and its host partners are offering these sessions free of charge for Minnesota teachers. However, preference will be given to teachers who need to renew a Tier 1 license because the training is necessary for Tier 1 license renewals in 2019. Cultural competency training will be required for all teachers renewing a license in 2020 or after.

A full list of upcoming training dates and registration details are available on the PELSB website.

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