The Board of Teaching authorizes the issuance of temporary limited licenses that permit a person to teach in an area for which the person has not completed an approved preparation program that leads to licensure by the Board of Teaching.
The Board of Teaching shall grant a temporary limited license authorized by subpart 1 to an applicant if it finds that the following conditions are met:
the designated administrator of the employing school district or charter school requests a temporary limited license according to this part;
the designated administrator of the employing school district or charter school verifies in writing that:
no applicant holding a license in a subject or field for which a temporary limited license is requested can fulfill the requirements of the position;
the position has been advertised, and if the position is one-half time or more, the position has been advertised statewide;
the school district or charter school will provide a mentor to give support and assistance in necessary skill development for the person holding a temporary limited license;
the applicant for whom the temporary limited license is requested holds a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by the regional association for the accreditation of colleges and secondary schools; and
the applicant has completed a college or university degree with at least a minor in the area for which teacher licensure is requested, or a degree directly related to the professional preparation for which educational speech/language pathology, school nurse, school psychologist, school social worker, or school counselor licensure is requested. An applicant for a temporary limited license as a school nurse must also provide evidence of current registration to practice as a licensed registered nurse and current registration as a public health nurse under the Board of Nursing. An applicant for a temporary limited license as a school social worker must also provide evidence of current licensure to practice as a social worker under the Board of Social Work.
Limited licenses shall be issued for teaching career and technical fields under parts 8710.8010 to 8710.8080 to applicants who do not meet the criteria defined in subpart 2, item B, subitem (4), if the employing school district verifies that the individual has completed specific training for and at least four years of full-time employment or the equivalent in an occupation of the employment field to be taught. Renewal of temporary limited licenses issued under this subpart must require evidence of the applicant's having completed eight semester credits toward full licensure within the previous year. All other provisions of this part apply.
An application for a temporary limited license must not be submitted prior to August 1 of the school year for which it is requested. A temporary limited license is issued for one school year or a portion of a school year from the date of issuance to the following June 30 and is valid for use in the requesting school district or charter school only. If the requesting school district or charter school offers summer school, a temporary limited license that expires on June 30 is valid for teaching summer school in the year of expiration of the license.
Beginning with temporary limited licenses issued on or after October 16, 2000, no more than three temporary limited licenses shall be granted to an applicant under subpart 2 and no more than five temporary limited licenses shall be granted to an applicant under subpart 2a.
A graduate of a Minnesota teacher preparation institution who has been granted a temporary limited license under subpart 2 but has not successfully completed the skills area examination may renew the temporary limited license two times. To renew a temporary limited license an applicant must:
provide an official score report which verifies having taken the examination during the period of each temporary limited license; and
provide evidence of participating in an approved remedial assistance program provided by a school district or postsecondary institution that includes a formal diagnostic component in the specific areas in which the applicant did not obtain qualifying scores during the period of each temporary limited license.
25 SR 805; 26 SR 81; 26 SR 700
November 19, 2009
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes