122A.26 COMMUNITY EDUCATION TEACHERS; LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS.
Subdivision 1. Exemption.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary and
except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who teaches in a community education
program established pursuant to sections
is exempt from all licensure
Subd. 2. Exceptions.
A person who teaches in a community education program which
qualifies for aid pursuant to section
shall continue to meet licensure requirements as
a teacher. A person who teaches in an early childhood and family education program which is
offered through a community education program and which qualifies for community education
aid pursuant to section
or early childhood and family education aid pursuant to section
shall continue to meet licensure requirements as a teacher. A person who teaches in a
community education course which is offered for credit for graduation to persons under 18 years
of age shall continue to meet licensure requirements as a teacher. A person who teaches a driver
training course which is offered through a community education program to persons under 18
years of age shall be licensed by the Board of Teaching or be subject to section
. A license
which is required for an instructor in a community education program pursuant to this subdivision
shall not be construed to bring an individual within the definition of a teacher for purposes of
122A.40, subdivision 1
122A.41, subdivision 1
, clause (a).
Subd. 3. English as a second language.
Notwithstanding subdivision 2, a person who
possesses a bachelor's or master's degree in English as a second language, applied linguistics,
or bilingual education, or who possesses a related degree as approved by the commissioner,
shall be permitted to teach English as a second language in an adult basic education program
that receives funding under section
History: 1983 c 314 art 7 s 27; 1984 c 463 art 4 s 4; 1991 c 199 art 2 s 13; 1993 c 224 art
12 s 21; 1998 c 397 art 8 s 101; art 11 s 3; 1999 c 205 art 4 s 2; 1Sp2001 c 6 art 8 s 1