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    Subdivision 1. Purpose. The legislature recognizes a growing and substantial concern about
the effectiveness and breadth of the existing undergraduate curriculum for teacher education
students. It also recognizes the absence of definitive research about the most effective curricula to
adequately prepare teachers for entrance into the teaching profession. The purpose of this section
is to support research on the comparative effectiveness of different teacher education program
structures, after new programs have been designed and implemented, and the first graduates
are in service.
    Subd. 2. Responsibility. By July 1, 1989, the Board of Teaching must begin to evaluate the
effectiveness of prebaccalaureate, postbaccalaureate, and other alternative program structures for
preparing candidates for entrance into the teaching profession. The evaluation shall be conducted
by independent research centers or evaluators who are not associated with a Minnesota teacher
education institution and shall be longitudinal in nature.
History: 1987 c 398 art 8 s 12; 1998 c 397 art 8 s 73,101

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