The definitions in items A and B apply to this part.
"Clock hours" means hours of actual instruction or supervised group activities in a Minnesota administrative and supervisory continuing education program approved according to this part.
"Initiator" means the individual, agency, or institution that initiates and conducts continuing education programs according to this part.
All continuing education programs, and the clock hours which may be earned in each program, must be approved by the board. If clock hours are to be earned, approval must be secured before beginning a continuing education professional development activity. Admission to all approved continuing education programs shall be open to any licensed Minnesota school administrator. The board shall disseminate lists of known approved continuing education programs twice annually.
The initiator of a continuing education program has complete responsibility for conducting that program. However, the initiator may use resources from professional associations, governmental agencies, and the private business sector. The program initiator is responsible for:
developing proposals for continuing education programs in areas of study which have been identified in cooperation with licensed directors, principals, and superintendents practicing in Minnesota school districts;
forwarding continuing education program proposals to the board for approval; and
maintaining communication with the board concerning the status of all approved continuing education programs offered.
Each continuing education program shall consist of at least three clock hours and each program proposal shall contain:
a description of planning activities including a list of names, addresses, and positions of those involved in planning;
a description of the client group, or groups, for whom the program is designed;
a statement of program goals which relates goals to client demands;
a statement concerning any prerequisite education or experience required for admission to the program;
a description of the proposed continuing education program which includes:
statements of expected learning outcomes;
descriptions of program components designed to develop specified learning outcomes; and
the means by which achievement of specified learning outcomes will be determined for each program participant;
statements indicating the number of clock hours requested for the proposed program;
length of time for which approval is being requested;
the number of times that the program is to be offered during the approval period; and
evidence that qualified staff have been assigned to the program and that other resources necessary to the program have been allocated.
Programs may be approved for periods of time up to two years. A program will be approved if it meets the requirements of the rules and if the board determines that the program is adequate to fulfill the purposes of continuing education requirements.
MS s 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
L 1995 1Sp3 art 16 s 13; 21 SR 804; L 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; 33 SR 658
October 23, 2008