Minnesota school districts that are unable to hire a fully licensed teacher in a particular teaching assignment may be eligible for a special permission.
To apply for a special permissions, log into the Special Permissions System.
Special Permissions are part of the Board of Teaching. Questions regarding the SPS system, Waiver, Nonlicensed Community Expert, Variance Appeal, and Limited Appeal should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For licensing questions including Personnel Variances, Limited Licenses, and Nonrenewable Licenses, please contact the Educator Licensing division at the Minnesota Department of Education.
Meet Minnesota's 2013 National Distinguished Principal!
Mari Lu Martens, Principal of Sibley East Elementary schools, was selected as Minnesota's 2013 National Distinguished Principal. The program honors principals who set the pace, character and quality of education children receive during their early school years -- and highlights the fundamental importance of the school principal in achieving educational excellence for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students. “It is about doing things right, and doing the right things,” said Martens. .