• Open House February 25

    We will be hosting a virtual open house this year. It will be done through google meets and the link will be provided below. How it will work is once you click on the link you will be in a waiting room. Once a committee member is available you will be connected with them. Please submit your materials prior to the meeting or it will not be reviewed. Email your materials to relicensurecommittee@spps.org and If you have any questions about the process please email us. The open house hours will be from 9:00am-3:30pm and will be unavailable from 11:00am-12:00pm for our lunch break. During this time if you need to meet with a committee member if this is the only time you have available please email the committee inbox mentioned prior in the message so we can get you connected with someone. Please don't join the meeting prior to the start time thank you.

     
     
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Relicensure Process

  • You can check your expiration date by clicking here, entering your File Folder number or First and Last names and then clicking the DETAILS button. Please note that PELSB does not let you pay for your license renewal until the year your license expires. 

     

  • Saint Paul Public Schools Relicensure Committee

    Saint Paul Public Schools Relicensure Committee verifies and approves clock hour requests as part of the license renewal process through the Professional Educators License and Standards Board (PELSB).

     Material Submission

    Please submit license renewal materials via email at relicensurecommittee@spps.org or you can send via USPS mail or dropped off to Human Resources on the 3rd floor at 360 Colborne Street South, Saint Paul, MN 55102. 

    The Relicensure Committee is not responsible for tracking clock hours. Please submit copies of documentation and keep the originals for individual records.

    Review Process

    After the Relicensure Committee reviews packet information, individuals will receive a follow-up email within 2 days of the Relicensure Committee meeting. If the committee approves the renewal, a link to pay PELSB will be sent via email. Renewal is done online. If the Relicensure Committee denies the renewal, an email will be sent with the reason(s) why the renewal was denied.  

    PowerSchool

    PowerSchool is a database where employees can view and register for professional development courses offered by SPPS. To access PowerSchool, please log on to spps.pl.powerschool.com

    SPPS Employees

    • SPPS employees log in to PowerSchool with their Active Directory username (eXXXXXX) and password.
    • Transcripts can be accessed by selecting Transcripts in the black menu bar. The SPPS relicensure committee requests that users filter their transcript using Section Completed Date From and Section Completed Date To so that it falls within their 5-year license period. PowerSchool provides the option to email the transcript or download it as a PDF.
    • Note about courses transferred from PDExpress to PowerSchool: PDExpress did not categorize specific hours for the relicensure areas. This is a new transcript feature for courses that are created in PowerSchool. PDExpress courses transferred to the general clock hours, in-service, and/or TA-LC as how they were recorded in PDExpress.  For past courses, the SPPS Relicensure Committee will review clock hour categories for course titles that contain relicensure letter areas.

    Retired or Previously Employed in SPPS 

    • Individuals previously employed in SPPS can request their PowerSchool transcript by emailing relicensurecommittee@spps.org and include their full name and SPPS employee ID number.

    PowerSchool Guest Access for Non-SPPS Employees

    Guest professional development is often limited and registration is at the discretion of the department/presenter(s) for a course. Only the courses in which departments and/or facilitators have selected to be open to guests will be viewable when a guest logs in to PowerSchool.

    PowerSchool: spps.pl.powerschool.com

    PowerSchool works best with Chrome as a browser.

    Non-SPPS Staff Login: Guests can request a guest ID by selecting Sign Up on the PowerSchool site linked above. Guests will be emailed confirmation of their login credentials.

    Check out these resources on how to navigate PowerSchool.

     

    Tier 4 Teaching License Renewal Requirements

    To renew a Tier 4 license, individuals must earn 125 clock hours and meet the seven required areas during each five-year licensure period. The following are the seven required areas and possible trainings offered through SPPS that would fulfill these requirements:

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    English Language Learners   

    • Access PowerSchool for possible offerings; courses will be labeled with MLR (O) in the title 
    • Per Minn. Stat. § 122A.187, Tier 3 and Tier 4 license holders have the option of submitting the educator's most recent Summative Evaluation to meet the English Language Learners Requirement; individuals should submit their Summative Evaluation to the Relicensure Committee if they choose this option
    • SPPS educators may submit their TD&E reflection package (IGDP, Student Achievement, Student Engagement) for this requirement if they choose an IGDP goal and/or Student Achievement work that has an EL focus; a completed TD&E reflection package from one school year would be printed from PowerSchool and submitted to the Relicensure Committee

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    Cultural Competency

    The requirement for Cultural Competency is for license renewal effective 2020 from (PELSB)

    • Access PowerSchool for possible offerings; courses will be labeled with MLR (P) in the title 
    • Per Minn. Stat. § 122A.187, Tier 3 and Tier 4 license holders have the option of submitting the educator's most recent Summative Evaluation to meet the Cultural Competency; individuals should submit their Summative Evaluation to the Relicensure Committee if they choose this option
    •  Teachers who must renew licenses in 2021 shall complete cultural competency education, training, or professional development that includes the following components (and required hours) as shown below: 
    • Minimum 3 hours required P1-2hours and 1 hour choice from P2-P7
    • Cultural Competency Re-licensure Courses - Here is a list of past courses broken down into what areas they cover.
    SPPS (and other agencies) will be developing specific professional development to provide the required training in time for license renewal in 2021.  NOTE:  Teachers who still need to renew in 2020 (under the extension granted by PELSB) must satisfy the current requirements and this does not apply to those renewing under the current extension.

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    Suicide Prevention

    • Access PowerSchool for possible offerings; courses will be labeled with MLR (Q) in the title 
    • PowerSchool Course #19279: SCHOOLSUPPORT/MLR (Q): Suicide Prevention Training
    • Additional training options are available at

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    Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies

    • Access PowerSchool for possible offerings; courses will be labeled with MLR (R) in the title 
    • 19561: SCHOOLSUPPORT/MLR (R): PBIS-Developing Tier 1 Classroom Systems
    • Can also find courses online at professionallearningboard.com

     

    S

    Accommodation, modification and adaptation of curriculum, materials, and instruction to appropriately meet the needs of varied students in achieving graduation standards

    • Access PowerSchool for possible offerings; courses will be labeled with MLR (S) in the title
    • Can also find courses online at professionallearningboard.com

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    Reading Preparation

    • Access PowerSchool for possible offerings; courses will be labeled with MLR (T) in the title 
    • SPPS employees can access a free online option here
    • Can also find courses online at professionallearningboard.com
       

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    Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

    • Access PowerSchool for possible offerings; courses will be labeled with MLR (U) in the title 
    • PowerSchool Course #19280: SCHOOLSUPPORT/MLR (U): Early Warning Signs of Mental Health Disorders
    • Can also find courses online at professionallearningboard.com

     

  • Relicensure Committee Meetings

    2020-2021 Relicensure Committee dates will be as follows: 

    Thursday, December 3

    Thursday, January 28

    Thursday, February 25

    Thursday, March 25

    Thursday, April 22

    Thursday, May 13

    Thursday, May 27

    Please note that all Committee meetings are closed to the public.

  • Contact Us

    Human Resources 
    Priscilla Hernandez
    651-744-5025

    or

    Email:relicensurecommittee@spps.org

     

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