A provider may apply for restricted approval to provide one or more programs designed to meet a subset of licensure standards.
A unit with restricted approval may not recommend candidates for licensure.
To be approved as a unit with restricted approval, a provider must comply with the following standards in part 8705.1010:
Standard 3, subitems (2) and (3);
Standard 4, subitems (2) and (3);
Standard 10, subitems (2) and (3);
Standard 28, subitem (2); and
A unit with restricted approval must have an assessment system to track candidates.
A unit with restricted approval must track candidate field experiences, including:
field experience hours completed that align to the scope and content of the licensure field sought;
experience with students who differ in race, ethnicity, home language, and socioeconomic status; and
experience with students with a range of exceptionalities, including students on an individualized education plan.
An organization must apply for restricted approval under the procedures of this subpart.
The provider must submit its notice of intent to apply for restricted approval.
The provider and board staff must jointly agree upon dates for the site visit approximately three to six months prior to the site visit.
At least three months prior to the site visit, the provider must provide input regarding review team membership.
At least one month prior to the site visit, the provider must submit a site visit schedule to board staff and must submit the self-study and any supplemental information to board staff and the review team.
The review team must conduct a site visit to verify evidence of the applicable standards. The site visit may be virtual.
The board must take one of the actions in part 8705.1100, subpart 1b.
Continuing restricted approval is valid for up to six years. A unit must apply for continuing restricted approval by meeting the standards and requirements in subparts 3 and 4, and following the procedures under subpart 5.
45 SR 1159
November 10, 2021
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes