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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Program Evaluation Division

Minnesota Teacher Licensure

March 4, 2016

We found that teacher licensure laws are complex and unclear. We also found that because the Minnesota Board of Teaching and the Minnesota Department of Education share responsibility for licensing teachers in Minnesota, accountability is diffuse and decision making is not always transparent. We make a number of recommendations that would clarify teacher-licensure requirements and more clearly assign responsibility for licensing teachers in the state.