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SF 2828

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/18/2016 10:10am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying licensure requirements for teachers trained in
other states; amending Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.23,
subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.23, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Applicants licensed in other states.

(a) Subject to the requirements
of sections 122A.18, subdivision 8, and 123B.03, the Board of Teaching must issue a
teaching license or a temporary teaching license under paragraphs (c) to (f) to an applicant
who holds at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
and holds or held an out-of-state teaching license that requires the applicant to successfully
complete a teacher preparation program approved by the issuing state, which includes
either (1) field-specific teaching methods, student teaching, or equivalent experience, or (2)
at least two years of teaching experience as the teacher of record in a similar licensure field.

(b) The Board of Teaching may issue a standard license on the basis of teaching
experience and examination requirements only.

(c) The Board of Teaching must issue a teaching license to an applicant who:

(1) successfully completed all exams and human relations preparation components
required by the Board of Teaching; and

(2) holds or held an out-of-state teaching license to teach a similar content field and
grade levels if the scope of the out-of-state license is no more than two grade levels less
than a similar Minnesota license, and either (i) has completed field-specific teaching
methods, student teaching, or equivalent experience, or (ii) has at least two years of
teaching experience as the teacher of record in a similar licensure field.

(d) new text beginThe Board of Teaching must issue a professional five-year teaching license to
an applicant who:
new text end

new text begin (1) successfully completed all exams required by the Board of Teaching;
new text end

new text begin (2) holds an out-of-state teaching license to teach in the same content field and
grade levels as a Minnesota license; and
new text end

new text begin (3) has had at least one full school year of teaching experience as a teacher of record
in the licensure field during the last five years.
new text end

new text begin (e) new text endThe Board of Teaching, consistent with board rules and paragraph (i), must
issue up to four one-year temporary teaching licenses to an applicant who holds or held
an out-of-state teaching license to teach a similar content field and grade levels, where
the scope of the out-of-state license is no more than two grade levels less than a similar
Minnesota license, but has not successfully completed all exams and human relations
preparation components required by the Board of Teaching.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end The Board of Teaching, consistent with board rules, must issue up to four
one-year temporary teaching licenses to an applicant who:

(1) successfully completed all exams and human relations preparation components
required by the Board of Teaching; and

(2) holds or held an out-of-state teaching license to teach a similar content field
and grade levels, where the scope of the out-of-state license is no more than two grade
levels less than a similar Minnesota license, but has not completed field-specific teaching
methods or student teaching or equivalent experience.

The applicant may complete field-specific teaching methods and student teaching
or equivalent experience by successfully participating in a one-year school district
mentorship program consistent with board-adopted standards of effective practice and
Minnesota graduation requirements.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end The Board of Teaching must issue a restricted teaching license for only in the
content field or grade levels specified in the out-of-state license to an applicant who:

(1) successfully completed all exams and human relations preparation components
required by the Board of Teaching; and

(2) holds or held an out-of-state teaching license where the out-of-state license is
more limited in the content field or grade levels than a similar Minnesota license.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end The Board of Teaching may issue a two-year limited provisional license to
an applicant under this subdivision to teach in a shortage area, consistent with section
122A.18, subdivision 4a.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end The Board of Teaching may issue a license under this subdivision if the
applicant has attained the additional degrees, credentials, or licenses required in a
particular licensure field and the applicant can demonstrate competency by obtaining
qualifying scores on the board-adopted skills examination in reading, writing, and
mathematics, and on applicable board-adopted rigorous content area and pedagogy
examinations under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraphs (a) and (e).

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end The Board of Teaching must require an applicant for a teaching license
or a temporary teaching license under this subdivision to pass a board-adopted skills
examination in reading, writing, and mathematics before the board issues the license
unless, notwithstanding other provisions of this subdivision, an applicable board-approved
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification interstate
reciprocity agreement exists to allow fully certified teachers from other states to transfer
their certification to Minnesota.