Alternative Teacher Licensure
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a law that creates a path into the teaching profession for nontraditional teachers and midcareer professionals.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled legislature have agreed on a plan allowing alternative teacher licensing in the state. But the state’s major teachers’ union is opposed.
Less than a week after U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan scolded Minnesota for not having more ways for talented people to become teachers, the state House committee approved a bill that would do just that.
The Minnesota House Education Reform Committee takes up what promises to be one of the most contentious education issues of the session, licensing teachers outside the existing process.