A Tier 2 license is valid for up to two years and expires on June 30 of the expiration year. • Tier 2: A two-year license that can be renewed up to three times. Hold a BA in communication disorders or speech language hearing sciences or. Read and download our infographic below for a streamlined explanation of the new licenses and their requirements.Tiered licensure infographic1 pg., PDF, 152 KBOur Education Issues Specialist Sara Ford also outlines the changes via video: �>����:@���ee4�%�д���ֆ�o�w��N&&��۽�>L��uG All exams taken but one or more not passed, degree earned, edTPA Submitted* Starting July 1, 2018 forward. Tier 2: Read and Complete all sections except Section 6. Step 1: Download the appropriate application (based on your qualifications) from the PELSB website.Remember, if you have not passed all of the required MTLE Pedagogy and Content exams you must have a job offer from a school district who will apply jointly with you for a Tier 2 license.If you have passed all required MTLE Pedagogy and Content tests you may apply for a Tier 3 license. Hold an SLPA certificate and a Bachelors Degree. • Tier 3: A three-year license that can renewed an unlimited number of times. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), MREA Announces New Partnership with ST Math. One-year standard licenses will be needed to be converted to a tiered license upon renewal. PELSB will provide additional information about the processes for one-year standard license renewals in December 2018. PELSB will not charge for renewal. �ڵ��('����ߠN0����θ,��y�W;�(��H�z ���3�Lje�y&���R�w�Y��c0��m�a|�l&7x{�'-Oc. This position may be filled immediately by an appropriately licensed candidate (PELSB Tier 3 or Tier 4 license); or by a candidate eligible for PELSB Tier 2 license … ��?A>�9���Y�R��ݳ�5�l/]��l�҄ucb�ٿ�5��� S�Րbu��(��gc�~I����g�σ��1wp���E�)R�[��Ƹ*�1�[�)�֞�eB���"�t�����؊a���6�;MvАfo�:=���%����޴Xl:�D�u��鴥�:��b�!�.��*��V���Ъ�Y��A�sd�)�}�_��R�ȩ��{�|8�5�ա�}ŏ� wmn>�X7q0*���$��ݑ�TS��g���o�_d�>�]�vy�9h����� �[h�u�Xi7��� ����hD���Z���5enA��6�|{� bK�k���(��ṱ1�:5���Dѩ�kDϑ*� ic)�nA���"��1�$���p���-�Q�?��&�.DV��H��O�m�˞�C��y��$-;ƹ"��{0a���;+:[;���5��au]�YR In 2017, the state Legislature approved a new way to license teachers in Minnesota. Educators: Must hold: a bachelor’s degree; or; if teaching in career and technical education: an associate’s degree; Hold a BA in communication disorders, or speech language hearing sciences or. Tier 2 licenses can be renewed three times for a total of eight (8) years. PELSB Executive Director Alex Liuzzi met with many stakeholders in the week prior to the meeting and proposed five criteria (details below) to define “not acceptable.” These would be the criteria that would allow licensing staff to approve a Tier 1 application. Tier 2, 3 or 4 applicants had references that indicated an unwillingness or ineligibility to re-hire the applicant, including the applying district. The position was posted for at least 15 days on the board-approved statewide job board; No Tier 2, 3 or 4 licensed individuals applied for the position, No Tier 2, 3 or 4 licensed individuals accepted the position. Clock hours are not required to renew the license. After much discussion, proposed amendments, and a cross between a pep talk and lecture from Director Liuzzi to the board that it is their job to regulate who is licensed in the state of Minnesota, PELSB approved the five criteria on a 4-2 vote. This tiered system is meant to be less confusing, but the new law is still complicated at best. © 2020 MREA | Minnesota Rural Education Association. %PDF-1.6 %���� You must apply for this license by October 31, 2020. PELSB staff are reminding all districts and schools supporting Tier 1 applicants to carefully complete all required documentation on the District Verification for a Tier 1 License Form, which is included in the Tier 1 license application. Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 PESL Board Members Charter School Teacher Metro Area Teacher show that the position was posted for at least 15 days on the board-approved statewide job board; show that no Tier 3 or 4 licensed speech-language pathologists applied for the position; provide justification for why no alternative options for having a licensed speech-language pathologist are available; provide support and supervision from a Tier 3 or 4 Licensed SLP. * Approval for a Tier 2 license requires a job offer from a Minnesota School District. The hiring district can always ask for a Discretionary Waiver to the full board should these conditions for renewal not be met. Conditional Tier 3 license is good for one year, and you . Tier 1 “candidate must” 2. The statute regarding Tier 1 teacher licensure stipulates that to issue a Tier 1 license, “the district or charter school has posted the teacher position but was unable to hire an acceptable teacher with a Tier 2, 3, or 4 license for the position.” (122A.181, Subd 1, (3) ii), Judge Case rejected PELSB’s original proposal that “not acceptable” be left to the applying district to determine and insisted that PELSB “must make it clear to districts, applicants, and the general public exactly what will constitute an unacceptable higher tiered candidate.”  (ALJ Report paragraph 191, p. 41). Provisions of sections 122A.40 and 122A.41 do not apply to teachers with Tier 2 license. The five-year standard license will automatically convert to a Tier 4 license upon renewal. When should I start my … - Fri., 8 a.m. - … In regard to SLP Tier 2 licenses, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Barbara Case provided PELSB the choice of proposing no Tier 2 criteria or proposing “reasonably clear criteria” for Tier 2 licenses. The Minnesota Professional Educators Licensing and Standard Board ( PELSB) on Thursday approved criteria for Tier 2 Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) and for “not acceptable” in Tier 1 licensure. 994 0 obj <>stream For more information, see the General Information section on the Tier 2 Related Services License Application, located here. You may do so using the paper application for Tier 2 is available on the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) website: Part of her testimony included her own story of starting as a bachelor’s SLP in McCloud West and journeying for seven years to St. This position may be filled immediately by an appropriately licensed candidate (PELSB Tier 3 or Tier 4 license); or by a candidate eligible for PELSB Tier 2 license after a 15-day posting period (after: 9/11/20). License valid until June 30, 2021. Tier 2 Requirements. The five-year standard license will automatically convert to a Tier 4 license upon renewal. No Tier 2, 3, or 4 teacher was acceptable based on one of the following: 1. Start Date: ASAP. See details on proposed language below. The Board also made changes to existing rules related to substitute licenses, licensure via portfolio, district permissions, and related services personnel to reflect changes to state law. pass the MTLE pedagogy and content to renew for a Tier 3 license for additional 2 years. A Tier 2 license may be used until September 1 after the date of expiration if the placement is in a summer school program at the district aligned to the license or is part of a year-round school at the district aligned to the licensure area. Specifically, PELSB adopted new rules for Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 licenses. At least one of the following for each Tier 2, 3 or 4 licensed applicants that may have accepted the position: Tier 2, 3 or 4 applicants did not evidence fluency in language required for the position, Tier 2, 3 or 4 applicants identified an unwillingness to abide b or inability to apply the pedagogical model of the district or school, Tier 2, 3 or 4 had disciplinary action with the board or final disciplinary action in a district, Tier 2, 3 or 4 applicants identified an unwillingness to abide by culturally responsive teaching principles. 3. On the application to be completed by the district, it will state “If the district found concerns with a Tier 2, 3 or 4 licensed applicant not identified in this list, they can ask for a Discretionary Variance.”. o One-year standard licenses will needed to be converted to a tiered license upon renewal. An important part of their testimony was that universities have changed their programs and now do not do any clinical practice as part of the undergraduate programs whereas in the past they did. Unwilling to abide by pedagogical model of school 3. NOTE: Tier 2 license requires a job offer to earn the license, license linked to the district. endstream endobj 995 0 obj <>stream Continuing Education Committees are unable to report clock hours for Tier 2 applicants. MUST. The proposed language for rule 8710.6000 are as follows: For Tier 2 SLP Renewals, the draft language would include language to this effect: Note:  This allows Tier 2 license holders four years to be accepted into a Masters program, as they are difficult to enter. for license renewal beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Learn more. Provides term and renewal of Tier 2 license. Tier 1 Who Applies How Long Application must Candidate must To renew What 1. CTE or Career Pathways Minnesota Educator License applications are available on the PELSB website. Establishes coursework requirements for a Tier 2 license. If you have NOT passed all of the required MTLE Pedagogy and Content exams you will need a job offer with a school district in order to apply for a Tier 2 license. No Tier 2, 3, or 4 teachers accepted the position 3. Special Permissions Spring 2020: Two Options for Tier 3 Tier 3 • You have completed a licensure program, ... payable to PELSB, for $57.00 • The initial license application includes the fee for the background check. How to Apply for a Tier 2 License: Tier 2 License Application Process Checklist PELSB License Application Processing: The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board will have all license applications processed within 30 days of receiving the application materials with UMD recomendation and the returned background check results from the background check agency. Cloud to earn her Master’s Degree. Posts about Tier 2 licensure written by mnmsba. This position was previously posted and may be filled immediately by an appropriately licensed candidate (PELSB Tier 3 or Tier 4 license); or by a candidate eligible for PELSB Tier 1 or Tier 2 license, or OFP (Out of Field Permission) after a 15-day posting period (after: 9/8/20). School district must request extension. Term of license. Sarah Mittelstadt, director of Southern Plains Cooperative and a licensed SLP teacher testified in support. PELSB will provide additional information about the processes for one-year standard license renewals in December 2018. 2. Pass pedagogy and content exam MN Educator Tier 3 and Tier 4 License Application Directions According to the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) pelsb@state.mn.us, the licensure application process should be submitted by paper application until an online application is available. PELSB staff will now integrate these changes into the full proposed rule draft to forward to the Governor’s office and then to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Hold an SLPA certificate and a Bachelors Degree. A Tier 1 license issued to teach (1) a class or course in a career and technical education or career pathway course of study or (2) in a shortage area, as defined in section 122A.06, subdivision 6, may be renewed without limitation. This position was previously posted and may be filled immediately by an appropriately licensed candidate (PELSB Tier 3 or Tier 4 license); or by a candidate eligible for PELSB Tier 1 or Tier 2 license, or OFP (Out of Field Permission) after a 15-day posting period (after: … ���D�'"���=��޵-�Z�sqN����1KS�Jƣv4���V����%~�lO��R'~ Disciplinary action with PELSB or district 4. Candidates for Tier 2 SLP licensure must: The advantage of Tier 2 criteria is that applications go to the licensing staff for approval and do not need to be approved on a case-by-case basis by PELSB. No Tier 2, 3, or 4 teachers applied for the position 2. Available once in a lifetime to individuals who have an expired Tier 3 or 4 license and have accepted a position. Affirmative Action Plan Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board 1021 Bandana Blvd. In the end, PELSB created and adopted a list of five items that would that would deem a Tier 2, Tier 3, or Tier 4 applicant “unacceptable”. Not fluent in the language ... applying for Tier 1 and do not have another license with PELSB. Includes coursework within field-specific methods of training in clause 2. The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is continuing to process teacher license applications as quickly as possible during the start of the 2019-20 school year. Tier 2 – With a BSU Recommendation. Limitations on license. Tier 2 – For those who may not have passed the content/pedagogy tests, but have a degree. Please send your completed document to the University of Minnesota Crookston at the following address for completion of section 6. i. Director Liuzzi stated repeatedly  that applying districts can always apply for a Discretionary Waiver for any rule, including this one, and apply to the PELSB directly for a Tier 1 license. Subd. 4. L��r/ yZ� �Q�z�lB�`�%�%;�)�j�/��9aeS�F����q1K���"�N~�(��|���k} PELSB Approves Criteria for Tier 2 Speech and Tier 1 Teachers. a required license exam because of COVID-19 related disruption. Professional license from another state : In the August 16 report, the ALJ found PELSB’s proposed definition for “professional license” for individuals from another state to be defective for the following reasons: No Tier 2, 3, or 4 teacher was acceptable based on one of the following: 1. Start Date: 8/31/20. Tier 2 license (need a MN Public School job offer to earn the license, license linked to district) Stay in Tiered Licensure System (Tier 2) The Minnesota Professional Educators Licensing and Standard Board (PELSB) on Thursday approved criteria for Tier 2 Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) and for “not acceptable” in Tier 1 licensure. The Tier 2 license will be the designation for teachers trained in other states who are still working on Minnesota-specific requirements for Tiers 3 and 4, teachers already in classrooms while currently enrolled in teacher preparation programs, and other teachers who have some combination of teaching experience and teacher preparation. Should the Judge accept these changes as being “clear and unambiguous” without triggering a 30-day comment period for a “substantial change,” the new teacher license rules would be formalized in five weeks in early October. Schools: Must apply for the license with the teacher candidate. After much discussion, PELSB on a 6-1 vote approved language very close to that proposed by MREA. She also testified as a SPED Director on how hard it was to recruit Master’s level teachers to southern Minnesota. For the first renewal an applicant may submit evidence of having applied for a Master’s program in Speech Language Pathology and a rejection letter from the provider, or have the provider certify that meaningful progress has been made toward completion…. Tier 1: Read and Complete the entire document b. The package of proposals was approved on a 6-2 vote just before 10 pm. Not fluent in the language 2. If you hold a Tier 1 or Tier 2 teaching license that expires on June 30, 2020: For Tier 1 teachers renewing for the first time, this legislation gives teachers an additional six months to complete cultural competency training and to attempt MTLE content exams, if applicable for the licensure field. a. (**C-19 this is still true**) Tier 3 – Those applying for their initial license AND have passed their tests. Tier 4 3. However, PELSB can decide to grant additional renewals if the hiring district has a “good cause justification,” which must include why the applicant has not obtained a Tier 3 license. E., Suite 222 St. Paul, MN 55108-5111 pelsb@state.mn.us 651-539-4200 Walk-in hours: Mon. Your non-refundable check or money order should be payable to PELSB. Now, under tiered licensure, these teachers are eligible for a Tier 2 license, which has crystal clear eligibility requirements. You MUST have a job offer to apply. Representatives from the Minnesota Speech and Hearing Association (MNSHA) spoke in opposition. The clinical practice is now in the Master’s level programs. MN Educator Tier 3 License Application Directions According to the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) pelsb@state.mn.us, the licensure application process should be submitted by paper application until an online application is available. No Tier 2, 3, or 4 teachers accepted the position 3. Subd. If you know which Tier you will apply for, click the appropriate link on the PESLB site. An applicant for a CTE or Career Pathways license may also need to have a job offer from a Minnesota public school district or charter school or meet additional requirements depending on the license tier sought. At the board meeting, MREA Executive Director Fred Nolan proposed Tier 2 criteria for initial license and renewal criteria to the board. Tier 1 – It’s a one year license, designed for community experts. Apply for a license Renew my license Join Our Team File a complaint Look up disciplinary actions. § Not willing to abide by culturally responsive teaching 5. 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