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In accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.2451, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board may approve a two-year field-based alternative route teacher preparation program.


The application for an alternative program must include:


identification and citation of the board standards from which the program seeks a variance;


evidence of all remaining program requirements set forth in this chapter;


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


evidence of meeting all statutory requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.2451.


All alternative 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; L 2017 1Sp5 art 3 s 36; art 12 s 22

NOTE: This part is repealed effective July 1, 2022. 45 SR 1159.

Published Electronically:

November 17, 2021

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes