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9503.0032 TEACHERS.

Subpart 1.

Teacher qualifications, general.

A teacher must be at least 18 years old and meet the qualifications in subpart 2 with the following exceptions:

A.

A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse is qualified as a teacher for infants only.

B.

A registered nurse may be used to meet the staff-to-child ratios for a teacher for sick care in a center licensed to operate a sick care program.

Subp. 2.

Teacher education and experience requirements.

A teacher with the credential listed in column A must have the education and experience listed in column B.

Column A Column B
(1) A high school or General Education Development (GED) diploma Experience: 4,160 hours as assistant teacher

Education: 24 quarter credits
(2) Diploma from Association Montessori Internationale; preprimary credential, primary diploma, or provisional certificate from the American Montessori Society, without a baccalaureate degree Experience: 2,080 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern

Education: 12 quarter credits
(3) Preprimary credential, primary diploma, or provisional certificate from the American Montessori Society; or diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale with a baccalaureate degree Experience: 1,040 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern

Education: no additional required
(4) Minnesota technical institute certificate as a Child Development Assistant Experience: 2,080 hours as an assistant teacher

Education: six quarter credits
(5) Child Development Associate credential (center based or family day care) for preschool or for infants and toddlers from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition Experience: 1,560 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern

Education: no additional required
(6) License from the Minnesota Department of Education for Prekindergarten Associate; or a certificate or credential for a two-year program from an accredited community college or technical college in child development or early childhood education Experience: 1,040 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern

Education: six quarter credits
(7) Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in any field Experience: 1,040 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern

Education: 18 quarter credits
(8) License from the Minnesota Department of Education for elementary education without kindergarten endorsement Experience: 520 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern if teaching children under school age

Education: six quarter credits within one year of initial employment if teaching children under school age
(9) License from the Minnesota Department of Education for prekindergarten/nursery, or a license from the Minnesota Department of Education for elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement Experience: no additional required

Education: no additional required

Statutory Authority:

MS s 245A.02; 245A.09; 252.28

History:

13 SR 173; 18 SR 2748; L 1995 1Sp3 art 16 s 13; L 2003 c 130 s 12

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2007

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