PELSB: Equity Alliance MN, University of St. Thomas offering Cultural Competency Trainings in October

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All teachers renewing a license in 2020 will need to provide evidence they have completed cultural competency training as one of their license renewal requirements.

Both Equity Alliance MN and the University of St. Thomas will be offering separate PELSB-approved cultural competency trainings in October.

Equity Alliance MN will be offering a training on Saturday, October 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Woodbury, and the registration fee is $125. You can register for the Equity Alliance training online.

Additionally, the University of St. Thomas Continuing Education and Professional Education (CAPE) will be offering an online training that begins October 16. The training is asynchronous online, which means you complete all coursework online, on your own schedule, and within a two-week period. The registration fee is $249. You can register for the University of St. Thomas CAPE training online.

Both trainings are have been approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB), and either training will satisfy the cultural competency training requirement to renew a Minnesota educator license.

Learn more about cultural competency training on the PELSB website.


Cultural Competency Training FAQ now online: PELSB has been receiving several questions about cultural competency training requirements for licensure renewal.

To help answer some of these questions, PELSB has posted a Cultural Competency Training FAQ online. The document provides answers to questions about who must complete cultural competency training as well as training requirements.

PELSB will update this document as we continue to receive questions about the trainings.

Source: Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)

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