Skip Navigation

Minnesota Board of Teaching

The Minnesota Board of Teaching has approved programs at Bemidji State University leading to teacher licensure in a variety of areas. The following information is from the Minnesota Board of Teaching website.


Board of Teaching - Program Approval

Licensure to teach in Minnesota is based on a system of program approval. The Board of Teaching must approve institutions before programs leading to licensure can be approved. MN Rule 8700.7600 contains the standards for institutional and program approval. Continuing approval of licensure programs is based on evidence of program effectiveness and candidate competency as stated in the following statute:

2004 MN Statutes 122A.09 subdivision 4 (d) The board must provide the leadership and shall adopt rules for the redesign of teacher education programs to implement a research based, results-oriented curriculum that focuses on the skills teachers need in order to be effective. The board shall implement new systems of teacher preparation program evaluation to assure program effectiveness based on proficiency of graduates in demonstrating attainment of program outcomes

For more information, visit the Minnesota Board of Teaching website.

 

Board of Teaching - Appeals Statute

Bemidji State University follows MN Statute 122A.09 Subpart 4 c:

c) The board must adopt rules to approve teacher preparation programs.  The board, upon the request of a postsecondary student preparing for teacher licensure or a licensed graduate of a teacher preparation program, shall assist in resolving a dispute between the person and a postsecondary institution providing a teacher preparation program when the dispute involves an institution's recommendation for licensure affecting the person or the person's credentials.  At the board's discretion, assistance may include the application of chapter 14.

For more information, visit the Minnesota Board of Teaching website.