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Subpart 1.


This part applies to applicants for kindergarten through grade 12 principal, superintendent, or director of special education licensure who complete a board-approved licensure program or who have received approval for licensure under part 3512.2600, but who lack the teaching experience required in part 3512.0200, subpart 2.

Subp. 2.

Degree requirement.

An applicant must meet the degree requirement in part 3512.0200, subpart 3, or be approved for licensure as a superintendent under part 3512.0800.

Subp. 3.

Field experience.

An applicant must satisfactorily complete a field experience in school administration as an intern in the license area sought. The applicant must attain the field experience in a school district setting appropriate for the license while supervised by both educators from a board-approved college or university school administration program and a licensed practicing school administrator working in the area of the intern's field experience. The field experience must consist of at least 320 hours, with at least 40 hours in each school level, including elementary, middle or junior high, and high school, and is in addition to the teaching experience in subpart 4.

Subp. 3a.

Teaching knowledge and skills.

An applicant must demonstrate basic teaching knowledge and skills as required by part 8710.2000. The applicant must present a portfolio or other presentation to demonstrate the applicant's appropriate teaching knowledge and skills.

Subp. 4.

Teaching internship requirement.

An applicant must have experience and knowledge in curriculum, school organization, philosophy of education, early childhood education, and elementary, middle or junior high, and senior high schools. The internship must:


include one school year with a minimum hour equivalency of 1,050 hours of classroom experience for a principal or superintendent license or 1,050 hours of special education experience for a director of special education license. A candidate may count up to 250 hours of online classroom teaching experience toward meeting the 1,050 hours of classroom experience;


be supervised by a licensed practicing school administrator;


include supervision by educators from a board-approved school administration program; and


be subject to a written agreement between the intern, the board-approved school administration preparation institution, and the school where the internship is completed.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 122A.14; 125.05; L 1993 c 224 art 12 s 34; L 1996 c 412 art 9 s 14; L 2006 c 263 art 2 s 20


21 SR 804; L 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; 33 SR 658; 44 SR 1385

Published Electronically:

June 25, 2020

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes