Licensing board offering free cultural competency training sessions


The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is excited to announce that it will be hosting a series of cultural competency trainings throughout Minnesota beginning in May 2019.

In partnership with several individuals and groups, PELSB designed the training sessions to meet the requirements needed to renew a Minnesota tiered teaching license.

The trainings, which will consist of two four-hour sessions, will be led by trained facilitators at 10 locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area and greater Minnesota.

The benefits of completing a PELSB-approved cultural competency training include:

  • Opportunities to engage in self-reflection on your own cultural frames of reference and the impact they have on the relationships with your students, their families, and the school community.
  • The ability to connect with colleagues to discuss the creation of a supportive classroom and school environment for the diverse population of students, teachers, administrators, and staff who you work with on a daily basis.
  • Completion of free training sessions, totaling eight clock hours, that include all necessary elements of the cultural competency training requirement needed to renew a Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, or Tier 4 license.

PELSB and its host partners are offering these sessions free of charge for Minnesota teachers. However, preference will be given to teachers who need to renew a Tier 1 license because the training is necessary for Tier 1 license renewals in 2019. Cultural competency training will be required for all teachers renewing a license in 2020 or after.

A full list of upcoming training dates and registration details are available on the PELSB website.

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