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.
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.
PELSB has received several Tier 1 license applications without information about the number of days a position was posted. Additionally, districts and schools must include the ID number of the posting on EdPost, the only Board-approved statewide job board. The ID number is embedded within the posting link in the confirmation email EdPost sends to a school when a job is successfully posted on the board.
PELSB cannot process a Tier 1 license application until the school provides both the number of days the job was posted and the EdPost ID number. PELSB will be able to process licenses much more quickly when schools include this necessary information.
Tier 1 License Renewal Documentation: PELSB is reminding districts and schools that they have several responsibilities when working with teachers renewing Tier 1 licenses.
Districts and schools must affirm the Tier 1 teacher attempted the MTLE content test in the Tier 1 licensure field and completed cultural competency training in order to renew the license, among other responsibilities.
A full description of the role districts and charter schools have in the Tier 1 license renewal process is available in the Tier 1 Renewal Guide for Employing Districts and Charter Schools document.
Visit the PELSB website for more information about the Tier 1 and Tier 2 renewal processes.