Teacher Licensure During COVID-19: Barriers to Student Teaching, Renewals, and More

This post by Krista Kaput looks at issues specific to Minnesota, but is a reminder that the COVID-19 crisis has caused ripple effects across the education system, raising significant questions and challenges for the teacher licensure process. With school buildings closed, student teaching and assessments for new teachers were interrupted. And many current teachers are facing uncertainty around Professional Development (PD) requirements and whether they will be able to renew their licenses on time.

Check your state’s Department of Education web site for current news on waivers and requirement modifications.