Those seeking renewal of their Minnesota teaching license effective, as of July 1, 2012 teachers will be required to submit “evidence
of work that demonstrates professional reflection and growth in best
teaching practices. The applicant must include a reflective statement
of professional accomplishment and the applicant’s own assessment of
Who must meet this requirement?
individuals who hold a five-year professional license and who
were employed as a teacher during any part of the five-year
period immediately preceding the license renewal.
- This includes long-term subs who have taught more than 15 consecutive days in a teaching assignment.
Who is exempt from this requirement?
school administrators, including principals, who have not taught
for any portion of the 5-year renewal period immediately
preceding license renewal.
related services personnel (school social workers, school
psychologists, counselors, speech-language pathologists, school
teachers who have not taught for any portion of the five-year
renewal period immediately preceding license renewal.
who are actively engaged in and making progress toward National
Board of Professional Standards Certification or who have had
that certification during any portion of the 5-year renewal
period immediately preceding license renewal.
*See the official state document above for complete details*
seeking renewal of their Minnesota teaching license effective July 1,
2012, will need to complete a reflective narrative using
PDExpress. The reflective statement may be submitted at any time
during the 5-year renewal period.
- Log into PDExpress.
the button on the Home screen to "Request PD Activity". If you
don't see this button, under My Information menu, click "PD Activities" and then "Request PD Activities."
- In the first dropdown, select the year your license expires.
- In the next dropdown labeled "Type" choose Reflective Statement for Relicensure from the bottom of the list.
- Read and follow the directions on that form to submit a reflective statement of growth using one of the four categories listed:
- support for student learning,
- use of best practices techniques
- collaborative work with colleagues
- continual professional development
the relicensure committee reviews your reflection and marks it
"Completed" it will show up in your transcript under the list of
PDActivities and be worth 5 CEUs.
How will the requirement be evaluated?
relicensure committee is not expected to evaluate the merits of the
reflective statement or self-assessment. The committee must verify
that a reflective statement has been submitted and that the statement
meets the statutory language as described above. A teacher may submit
additional materials (ie: bulleted lists of experiences or
certificates of completion) as supplementary, but there must be a
written narrative submitted to the committee. There is no minimum or
maximum length for the reflective statement as long as the statutory
requirements are met.
and support will be provided on an annual basis through the
Professional Growth Academy (PGA) program. Representatives from the
District CEU Committee, the Office of Human Resources and the Office
of Staff Development will offer multiple open house sessions each year
for licensed staff members. Notice about training sessions will be
shared with site staff development chairs, site administrators, and/or
with other district offices.
from the training, online documents will be posted and updated
annually so that licensed staff can access them as needed.