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Source: Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) During the 2019 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature designated PELSB as the administrator of a grant to support efforts for teacher mentorship and retention of effective teachers. The Teacher Mentorship and Retention of Effective Teachers Grant is designed to help develop…

All teachers renewing a license in 2020 will need to provide evidence they have completed cultural competency training as one of their license renewal requirements. Both Equity Alliance MN and the University of St. Thomas will be offering separate PELSB-approved cultural competency trainings in October. Equity Alliance MN will be…

The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is continuing to process teacher license applications as quickly as possible during the start of the 2019-20 school year. PELSB staff are reminding all districts and schools supporting Tier 1 applicants to carefully complete all required documentation on the District Verification…

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is requesting comments on its possible rule amendments to licensing and academic standards rules (found in Minnesota Rules, Chapter 8710). Visit the PELSB website for details.

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) recently waived the posting requirement for internal hires seeking out-of-field-permission until the board revises Minnesota Rules part 8710.0320. Visit www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/PELSB-Resolution-June2019.pdf to view PELSB’s complete resolution.

The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is moving to its new office location at Bandana Square in St. Paul. During the move, the PELSB office will be closed starting today (May 13) through May 16. The PELSB office will re-open at Bandana Square on May 17. After…

The House Education Policy Committee is scheduled to discuss a trio of teacher licensure bills (HF 1116, HF 1415 and HF 1329) during its hearing set for 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, at the State Office Building in St. Paul. Visit www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp to access a live stream of this meeting…

The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board will have open seats when the terms of two members expire on January 1, 2019. PELSB encourages members of the public to submit applications for consideration to serve on the PELSB Board. The two open seats on the board will include: A…

Sen. Eric Pratt successfully amended the Senate education omnibus bill (SF 3086) on Tuesday, May 1. Sen. Pratt’s amendment includes language that delays implementation of the new tiered licensure system until September 1, 2018. This delay affects the four tiers, background checks, licensure by portfolio, substitutes, expiration and renewal, and…

Source: Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) has announced that its two upcoming rulemaking meetings are open to the public. These meetings will provide input on proposed rules regarding the issuance, validity and renewal of teaching licenses. These meetings are scheduled for: 3…

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