Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force releases recommendations

Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force releases recommendations

The Teacher Licensure Task Advisory Task Force has released its report and recommendations.

Visit the Teacher Licensure Task Force’s website at http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Welcome/AdvBCT/TeachLicenTaskForce/index.html and click on the “Teacher Licensure Task Force Report” link located toward the top of the page.

The 2013 Minnesota Legislature established a 20-member Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force to make recommendations to the Board of Teaching, the commissioner of education, and the education committees of the Legislature on requirements for teacher applicants to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of reading, writing and mathematics skills through nationally normed assessments, a professional skills portfolio, or accredited college coursework, among other methods of demonstrating skills mastery.
  2. An alternative licensure pathway for non-native English speakers seeking licensure to teach in a language immersion program.
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