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 to SPPS Human Resources. Renewal packs can be submitted via interoffice/school mail, sent 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.  

    PDExpress

    PDExpress is a database where employees can view and register for professional development courses offered by SPPS. To access PDExpress, please log on to pdexpress.spps.org

    SPPS Employees

    • Current employees can print PDExpress transcripts by following these directions. Please set a course tab in PDExpress to reflect the current 5-year licensing period. Setting the tab ensures correct clock hour calculation on the transcript. Directions for tab setting can be found under the Resource tab, 'Additional Resources' on the PDExpress homepage. 
    • If you have questions or are in need of PDExpress support, please complete a service desk ticket at servicedesk.spps.org by using the PDExpress Support Request template.
    • Review your PDExpress transcript and out-of-district clock hours certificated to find completed trainings related to the required License Renewal Requirements below. 

    Retired or Previously Employed in SPPS 

    • Individuals previously employed in SPPS can request their PDExpress transcript by emailing pdexpress2@spps.org and include their full name and SPPS employee ID number.

    Guest Access

    • Individuals may request guest access to PDExpress by going to pdexpress.spps.org and selecting "request a guest ID". The guest ID will be reviewed for approval once received. Please note that the course offerings for guests are limited. 

     

    Tier 4 Teaching License Renewal Requirements

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

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    English Language Learners

    •       Access PDExpress 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 PDExpress and submitted to the Relicensure Committee

    P

    Cultural Competency

    Summative Evaluations o Under Minn. Stat. § 122A.187, Tier 3 and Tier 4 license holders have the option of submitting their summative evaluation of their individual growth and development plan in place

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

    • Access PDExpress 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
    • SPPS educators may submit their TD&E reflection package (IGDP, Student Achievement, Student Engagement) for this requirement if they choose an IGDP goal, Student Achievement, and/or Student Engagement work that has a cultural competency focus; a completed TD&E reflection package from one school year would be printed from PDExpress and submitted to the Relicensure Committee
    • In the transition phase, the Relicensure Committee will also accept courses in: 
        • Beyond Diversity
        • Courageous Conversations and Culturally Relevant Teaching
        • Equity Team
        • Mentor: Racial Equity
        • Equity Through Community Building 

     

    Q

    Suicide Prevention

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    Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies

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

     

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    Reading Preparation

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

    U

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

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

     

  • Relicensure Committee Meetings

    2019-2020 Relicensure Committee dates will be as follows: 

    Wednesday, December 4

    Wednesday, January 8

    Wednesday, February 12 - Open House

    Tuesesday, March 4

    Tuesday, April 8

    Tuesday, May 6

    Tuesday, May 27

    Please note that all Committee meetings are closed to the public with the exception of the February 12 Open House.