The Board of Teaching may issue a nonrenewable license that permits a licensed teacher to teach in a subject or field for which the teacher is not currently licensed. The designated administrator of a local school district or charter school may request the board to issue the teacher's nonrenewable license.
A nonrenewable license under subpart 1 shall be issued to the school district or charter school when the following conditions are met:
the designated administrator of the school district or charter school requests a nonrenewable license under this part;
the designated administrator of the school district or charter school in the application verifies in writing that:
reasonable efforts have been made to assign existing staff to fill the position with a fully licensed teacher;
no applicant holding a teaching license in the subject or field for which a nonrenewable 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 administrator on behalf of the licensed teacher will use the "High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation" (HOUSSE) and those criteria as necessary and proper to demonstrate subject matter competence in the nonlicensed area as established by the Board of Teaching in collaboration with the Department of Education, and that the teacher meets the board's criteria;
the district will provide for a high quality professional development plan for the teacher that is sustained and classroom-focused before and while teaching; and will provide ongoing support for the teacher or a teacher mentoring program; and
the teacher is in an approved course of study and will complete the approved program by the end of the third school year;
the teacher for whom the request is made holds a current valid Minnesota entrance or professional license granted by the Board of Teaching; and
the teacher for whom the request is made understands the criteria of the assignment and is in an approved course of study or there is evidence to demonstrate the teacher is making application for an approved course of study.
A nonrenewable license shall not be granted to a teacher holding a temporary limited license. A nonrenewable license shall not be granted to speech/language pathologists, school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, or school social workers.
An application for a nonrenewable license must not be submitted before the July 1 preceding the first school year for which it is requested. A nonrenewable license is valid for three school years from the date of state approval to the end of the third school year, June 30. If the requesting school district or charter school offers summer school, the nonrenewable license that expires on June 30 is valid for teaching summer school in the year of expiration of the nonrenewable license.
The Board of Teaching shall state in writing to the designated administrator of the school district or charter school the conditions for granting or denying the nonrenewable license requested under this part.
30 SR 504
November 19, 2009
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes