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SF 4153

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/10/2020 08:57am

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 teacher licensure provisions; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, sections 122A.181, subdivision 5; 122A.183, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.181, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Limitations on license.

(a) A Tier 1 license is limited to the content matter
indicated on the application for the initial Tier 1 license under subdivision 1, clause (2), and
limited to the district or charter school that requested the initial Tier 1 license.

(b) A Tier 1 license does not bring an individual within the definition of a teacher for
purposes of section 122A.40, subdivision 1, or 122A.41, subdivision 1, clause (a).

deleted text begin (c) A Tier 1 license does not bring an individual within the definition of a teacher under
section 179A.03, subdivision 18.
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Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.183, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Coursework.

A candidate for a Tier 3 license must meet the coursework
requirement by demonstrating one of the following:

(1) completion of a Minnesota-approved teacher preparation program;

(2) completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program that includes field-specific
student teaching equivalent to field-specific student teaching in Minnesota-approved teacher
preparation programs. The field-specific student teaching requirement does not apply to a
candidate that has two years of teaching experience;

(3) submission of a content-specific licensure portfolio;new text begin or
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(4) a professional teaching license from another state, evidence that the candidate's
license is in good standing, and two years of teaching experiencedeleted text begin; ordeleted text endnew text begin.
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deleted text begin (5) three years of teaching experience under a Tier 2 license and evidence of summative
teacher evaluations that did not result in placing or otherwise keeping the teacher on an
improvement process pursuant to section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or section 122A.41,
subdivision 5.
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