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Minnesota Teaching License Renewal

Welcome!  Below is a summary of information on your Minnesota teaching license renewal.

This summary should in no way replace consultation from local or state level recertification experts, nor release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the courses that they take will meet their desired needs;  but we do hope it provides assistance in easily understanding relicensure requirements and how Learners Edge might help you in this process.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Education website for complete official relicensure information, including forms.

Please note that all Learners Edge courses can be taken for either graduate credit or audit; choose the option that best suits your needs. And, many of these teacher recertification courses are offered online.

Professional Development Required for Renewal

The renewal of five-year teaching/related services licenses requires the completion of 125 hours of professional development that have been locally approved through each school’s continuing education committee.  As part of the 125 professional development hours, the Minnesota Legislature, by statute, currently requires ALL teachers to evidence the four areas shown below.  Please note that additional requirements will take effect in 2012. 

Renewal of professional licenses must include the following:

Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies
View Minnesota Statutes Section 122A.09

Learners Edge Courses that address this requirement:      
• 737: Effective Classroom Management
• 964: What Kids Need: Building Self-Discipline
• 990: 180 Degrees: Rethinking Classroom Management
• 993: Shaping Respectful, Responsible Learners in Your Classroom

Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction
View Minnesota Statutes Section 122A.09  

Learners Edge Courses that address this requirement:
• 704: Instructional Strategies that Work
• 753: Succeeding with the Struggling Student
• 921: Teach Well, Learn Well: RTI

Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents
View Minnesota Statutes Section 122A.09, 122A.18 amended by Special Session, Chapter 9, Article 2, Section 7  

Learners Edge Courses that address this requirement:
• 854: Caring for the Mental Health of Your Students
• 915: Caring for the Mental Health of the Young Learner

Reading Preparation
View Minnesota Statutes Section 122A.06, Subdivision 4 
View Minnesota Statutes Section 122A.09, Subdivision 4

Learners Edge Courses that address this requirement:
• 653: Reaching Young Readers: Improving Reading Skills K-3
• 760: Literacy Essentials: Building Comprehension in the Primary Grades
• 766: Literacy Essentials: Reading for Understanding Grades 4-12
• 880: Building Successful Readers in All Content Areas

Renewal of professional licenses which expire on June 30, 2012, and after, must also include the following:

Technology- integrates technology effectively with student learning to increase engagement and student achievement. 

Learners Edge Courses that address these requirements:
• 681: Web EDU
• 648: Teaching with Technology
• 5047: Dive Into Digital: Understanding the Digital Learner
• 5061: Technology: Byte-Sized Learning

For more assistance with licensing questions call 651-582-8691.

Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.