We believe teachers are a key ingredient to school success. To help all Minnesota students succeed, we should open, not close, our doors to great teachers. We’re advocating to improve state policy—and ensure that it’s then properly implemented—to make it easier for experienced teachers licensed in other states to bring their talents to Minnesota. Creating a clear pathway to licensure for out-of-state teachers would help:

  • address teacher shortages across Minnesota;
  • fill hard-to-staff positions;
  • empower principals to hire the best candidate for each position; and
  • increase teacher diversity by opening the door to teachers of color from historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions and alternative certification programs.

MinnCAN’s take: A guide for out-of-state teachers seeking licensure in Minnesota

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