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Programs may be approved according to this part when a program seeks to deviate from a standard or standards within part 8705.1000.


The application for a nonconventional program must include:


identification and citation of the board's unit approval standards set forth in part 8705.1000 from which the program seeks exemption;


evidence of compliance with all remaining program requirements in one or more licensure programs under this chapter and parts 8710.2000 to 8710.8080;


program defense for the request, including research base, rationale, and collaboration efforts with prekindergarten through grade 12 school partners; and


submission for approval for new licensure programs (RIPA) evidencing standards in part 8710.2000 and one or more content fields in parts 8710.3000 to 8710.8080.


All nonconventional program applications shall be reviewed by the program review panel.


Nonconventional programs are subject to the same approval decisions and duration as standard licensure programs.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 122A.09


39 SR 822

NOTE: This part is repealed effective July 1, 2022. 45 SR 1159.

Published Electronically:

November 17, 2021

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