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The Impact of Alternative Teacher Licensure in Minnesota

Governor Mark Dayton recently signed into law an amendment to the Minnesota statute governing teacher licensure; the amendment authorizes the State Board of Teaching to approve alternative teach licensure programs and authorizes the State Department of Education to approve temporary, two-year teaching licenses for individuals who are college graduates and admitted to one of these programs. Steven R. Yussen (Institute of Child Development) and colleagues will study the impact of this alternative teacher licensure provision during the first 18 months it is rolled out in the state in relation to several key intended outcomes: new alternative programs are developed, prospective teachers with diverse backgrounds are attracted through the initiative, the teacher shortage is addressed, and highly qualified teachers are produced.

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Edward Goetz Director, CURA (612) 624-8737

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