Teacher Licensure Task Force

The 2013 Minnesota Legislature established a 20-member Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force to make recommendations to the Board of Teaching, the commissioner of education, and the education committees of the Legislature on requirements for teacher applicants to: 

  1. Demonstrate mastery of reading, writing and mathematics skills through nationally normed assessments, a professional skills portfolio, or accredited college coursework, among other methods of demonstrating skills mastery.
  2. An alternative licensure pathway for non-native English speakers seeking licensure to teach in a language immersion program.  
Meeting information and handouts are available below.