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SF 1338

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/08/2017 08:41am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; special education teacher licensing; amending Minnesota
Rules, part 8710.5050, subpart 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 122A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [122A.34] ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIST.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Initial license. new text end

new text begin The Board of Teaching must issue an academic and
behavioral strategist license to special education teachers that meet the requirements
established by board rule. A teacher holding the academic and behavioral strategist license
is authorized to provide evaluation and specially designed instruction to eligible children
and youth with disabilities from kindergarten through age 21 who have a range of mild to
moderate needs in the areas of academics, behavior, social, emotional, communication, and
functional performance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Renewal. new text end

new text begin The academic and behavioral strategist license must be issued for a
term of five years, consistent with section 122A.18, subdivision 2, paragraph (c). The
academic and behavioral strategist license must be renewable in accordance with section
122A.18, subdivision 4, and any rules of the board applicable to other professional five-year
teaching licenses.
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. 2.

Minnesota Rule, part 8710.5050, subpart 4, is amended to read:


Subp. 4.

Continuing licensure.

A continuing license shall be issued and renewed
according to rules of the Board of Teaching governing continuing licenses deleted text beginand upon
demonstration of holding or being recommended for licensure in one of the following
licensure fields: autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, emotional or
behavioral disorders, or learning disorders
deleted text end.

Sec. 3. new text beginCURRENT ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIST LICENSES.
new text end

new text begin A candidate that holds a valid academic and behavioral strategist license issued under
Minnesota Rules, part 8710.5050, at the time Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.34, is enacted
may apply for renewal of the academic and behavioral strategist license under Minnesota
Statutes, section 122A.34, subdivision 2.
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