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HF 3633

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing course preparation and continuing education
requirements for school administrators and teachers working with gifted and
talented students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 122A.14, by
adding subdivisions; 122A.18, by adding a subdivision; 122A.75, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.14, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Gifted and talented preparation. new text end

new text begin A university approved by the board to
prepare candidates for administrative licensure must provide candidates, as part of the
traditional and alternative preparation programs, the opportunity to acquire competency in
administering gifted and talented services.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to candidates who enroll in either a traditional or an alternative preparation
administrator licensure program after August 15, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.14, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2b. new text end

new text begin Gifted and talented preparation; board review. new text end

new text begin (a) The board must
periodically review and approve traditional and alternative preparation sequences for
school administrators and the sequence of competencies in administering gifted and
talented student programs and services.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board also may advise a university on developing and implementing
continuing education programs focused on building competencies for administering gifted
and talented programs and other gifted services.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.18, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Gifted and talented preparation; board review. new text end

new text begin (a) A college or
university with a teacher preparation program approved by the board must provide teacher
candidates with the opportunity to acquire competency in recognizing gifted students and
in providing classroom instruction to gifted and talented students.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board must periodically review and approve traditional and alternative
sequences for teacher candidates in recognizing gifted students and in providing classroom
instruction to gifted and talented students.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to teacher candidates who enroll in either a traditional or an alternative
preparation teacher licensure program after September 1, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.75, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Services.

An Administrators Academy is established. The academy
shall provide at least the following services:

(1) an administrator assessment that results in an individual professional
development plan;

(2) research and development assistance that provides current research and data
of interest to administrators; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) brokerage assistance to provide services and resources to help administrators
with needs identified in their individual professional development plannew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the opportunity for administrators to acquire competency in administering gifted
and talented services, consistent with section 122A.14, subdivision 2c
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to administrators participating in an administrators academy program after
August 1, 2009.
new text end