Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

SF 4354

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 12:20pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18
1.19 1.20
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10

A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying licensure requirements for deaf and hard-of-hearing
students and for oral/aural deaf education; requiring a report; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 122A.28, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.28, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

K-12 license to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students;
relicensure.

(a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must review
and determine appropriate licensure requirements for a candidate for a license or an applicant
for a continuing license to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students in prekindergarten through
grade 12. In addition to other requirements, new text beginthe board must adopt rules requiring new text enda candidate
deleted text begin mustdeleted text endnew text begin tonew text end demonstrate deleted text beginthe minimumdeleted text endnew text begin at leastnew text end level deleted text beginofdeleted text endnew text begin 4new text end proficiency deleted text beginin American sign language
as determined by the board
deleted text endnew text begin on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview evaluationnew text end.

(b) Among other relicensure requirements, each teacher under this section must complete
30 continuing education clock hours on hearing loss topics, including American Sign
Language, American Sign Language linguistics, or deaf culture,new text begin and must demonstrate at
least level 4 proficiency on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview evaluation
new text end in each licensure renewal period.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin The changes to paragraph (b) are effective for renewal applications
beginning July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginORAL/AURAL DEAF EDUCATION LICENSE REVIEW.
new text end

new text begin The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must review whether the
oral/aural deaf education license under Minnesota Rules, part 8710.5250, remains an
appropriate license to meet the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and must decide
whether the oral/aural deaf education license should be discontinued or incorporated into
the requirements for the deaf and hard-of-hearing license under Minnesota Rules, part
8710.5200. The board must report its findings to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education
no later than February 1, 2021, and must amend or adopt rules consistent with its report no
later than July 1, 2022.
new text end