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.
Summer STEM Activities
School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to! In fact, it is vital that it doesn’t. Over the summer, students can lose the equivalent of two months of their grade-level math and reading skills. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) put together a list of 20 Super Cool, simple (and FUN!) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break.