Minnesota

TA Profile

About Minnesota

A CEEDAR TA Partner since: 2015

Participating Teacher Preparation Organizations:

  • University of Minnesota-Mankato
  • University of Minnesota-Moorhead
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
  • Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)

Reform Efforts

Minnesota is implementing effective, innovative recruitment, preparation, licensing, and retention strategies to support effective teachers and leaders to ultimately, positively impact the success of ALL learners. This work is carried out through the following reform efforts:

  • Educator Preparation Reform:
    • Supporting LEAs in retaining effective teachers through quality induction and mentoring.
    • Supporting alignment and implementation of HLPs among EPPs and LEA partners who provide clinical sites for teacher candidates.
    • Preparing educators who are competent collaborators who address inclusionary practices that emphasize academic and social-emotional needs of students with disabilities.
  • Certification/Licensure:
    • Ensuring that MN certification and licensure policy will incorporate high-leverage and evidence-based practices
    • Ensuring that all special educators in MN will meet the requirements of Assurance 14

Interested in learning more about reform efforts in Minnesota? Contact one of our CEEDAR agency representatives.

Institution RepresentedNameEmail
CEEDARMelinda Lekoleko@wisc.edu
CEEDARAmy Colpoacolpo@air.org

OSEP LogoThis website was produced under U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Award No. H325A170003. David Guardino serves as the project officer. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or polices of the U.S. Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service, or enterprise mentioned in this website is intended or should be inferred.