Create fair and transparent pathways to teacher licensure
Teachers deserve a fair, clear path to the Minnesota classrooms that need them. In the face of growing educator shortages, lagging teacher diversity, and lingering frustrations from experienced out-of-state educators eager to teach in Minnesota, it is time to move the state’s efforts to streamline teacher licensure across the finish line. Based on recommendations from the well-respected, nonpartisan Office of the Legislative Auditor and a bipartisan legislative study group, educators, policymakers, and advocates worked this year to finally improve how we license teachers.
Please sign your name to tell Gov. Dayton that you support the agreement he and legislative leaders reached to fix our broken teacher licensure system. As we move toward implementation—and as ongoing debate at the Capitol threatens to undermine this huge progress—your voice matters now more than ever.
In the News
- MinnPost: Teacher licensing overhaul sent back for negotiations after veto. But for teachers in limbo, changes can’t come soon enough