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9503.0033 ASSISTANT TEACHERS.

Subpart 1.

Assistant teacher qualifications, general.

An assistant teacher must work under the supervision of a teacher. An assistant 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 an assistant teacher for infants only.

B.

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

Subp. 2.

Assistant teacher education and experience requirements.

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

Column A Column B
(1) High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalency Experience: 2,080 hours as an aide or student intern

Education: 12 quarter credits
.
(2) Minnesota license as a family day care or group family day care provider Experience: 2,080 hours as a licensed family day care or group family day care provider

Education: 12 quarter credits
.
(3) Diploma from Association Montessori Internationale or preprimary credential, primary diploma, or provisional certificate from the American Montessori Society Experience: 520 hours as an aide or student intern

Education: three quarter credits
.
(4) Minnesota technical institute certificate as a Child Development Assistant Experience: 520 hours as an aide or student intern

Education: no additional required
.
(5) Two years full-time postsecondary education from a college or university Experience: 1,040 hours as an aide or student intern

Education: nine quarter credits
.
(6) Child Development Associate credential, center based or for family day care, from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition Experience: no additional required

Education: no additional required
.
(7) Baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited college or university Experience: no additional required

Education: nine quarter credits
.
(8) Certificate or credential for a two year program in child development or early childhood education at a Minnesota community college or technical college Experience: no additional required

Education: no additional required
.
(9) License from the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning for Prekindergarten Associate 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

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2007

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