The Non-renewable License is for those with a specific skill for which a district has a demonstrated need.
Special Permissions Valid for 3 years
The school administration must demonstrate a need for a community expert where no licensed or limited licensed teachers can fill the position.
The school district must submit candidate’s application to the Minnesota Board of Teaching
Applicants may work toward Full Professional License while teaching.
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program
Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification
The Board of Teaching will examine applicant’s qualifications, the need for variance from normal teacher requirements, and the school’s need for a non-licensed teacher.
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required
Other listed languages: Norwegian, Native American: Ojibwe, Swedish.
Non-licensed expert must have demonstrated expertise in area of need for the district.
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher
Online at: https://w1.education.state.mn.us/MIDMSWEB/MDELogin.html
District plan will describe time frame of employment for Non-Licensed Community Expert.
Applicant approval may depend on the contents of the school district’s plan including content areas they will teach and the district’s efforts to hire certified teachers.
Fingerprint card requests available from Student Services, 612-625-3339; or Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Personnel Licensing, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113; 651-582-8691.