Tier 3 & 4 Relicensure Process

  • Tier 3 & Tier 4 Relicensure Submission Checklist

     

    Step One: Check your license expiration date Click Here

    1. Enter your file folder number OR First and Last Name
    2. Click DETAILS tab
    3. Verify that your license expiration date correlates to the current school year

    Step Two: Upload and fill out Clock Hours Cover Sheet ( located on right hand column)

    1. Complete top section of license renewal cover sheet
    2. Verify that you have met all 7 required areas
    3. Verify that you have met all required clock hours:
      1. Tier 3: 75 clock hours
      2. Tier 4: 125 clock hours
      3. Admin: 125 BOSA hours * for more information please click Click Here

     

    Step Three: Clock Hours/ CEUs

    *** More questions on where to find CEU’s see “Helpful Relicensure FAQ” Below!

    1. SPPS employees log onto your PowerSchool account to retrieve transcript for all clock hours
    2. Retrieve ONLY the range of dates that correspond with your license ie: Tier 4 include ONLY 2017-2023
    3. Retrieve any other CEUs outside of SPPS if required
    4. Verify all CEU’s/ Clock hours are present in transcripts and/or documents submitted

    Step Four: Submit Completed Relicensure Documents

    1. Option 1: Submit via form Click Here - automated email receipt confirming submission
    2. Option 2: Inner-office mail- 360 Colborne Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 ATTN: Relicensure Committee
    3. Option 3: Hand deliver/ mail to- 360 Colborne Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 ATTN: Relicensure Committee

    Step Five: Please wait patiently our average response time will be FOUR business days after each committee meeting.

     

    Step Six: Please follow steps from HR once approved OR if you need further action please follow promptly

     

    NOTE: If you require further action for your relicensure submission, your materials will NOT be viewed until the following relicensure committee meeting.

     

     

     

     

    Tier 3 & 4 Teaching License Renewal Requirements

     

    To renew a Tier 4 license, individuals must earn 125 clock hours or, for Tier 3 license, individuals must earn 75 clock hours and meet the seven required areas during each five-year or three-year licensure period. The following are the seven required areas and possible trainings offered through SPPS that would fulfill these requirements:

     

    O

    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

    P

    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.

    P1 - Race, Culture, and Systemic Racism- 2 hours

    P2- Gender Indentity, Sexual Orientation, and Transgender Students- 1 hour

    P3- Implicit Bias- 1 hour

    P4- Individuals with Disabilities- 1 hour

    P5- Language Diversity- 1 hour

    P6- American Indian Students- 1 hour

    P7- Socioeconomic Status- 1 hour

     

    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.

    Q

    Suicide Prevention

    R

    Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies

    • Access PowerSchool for possible offerings; courses will be labeled with MLR (R) in the title 
    • 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

    T

    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

     

    U

     

    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 
    • Can also find courses online at professionallearningboard.com
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    Helpful Relicensure FAQ

     

     

    Professional Development Resources

     

    District Professional Development:

     

    1. Check out PowerSchool for current courses

    2. Connect with your PD contact at your school for open PD courses

     

    Union Professional Development:

     

    1.  Education MN: MEA online for FREE PD courses for Tenured Teachers https://educationminnesota.org/resources/professional-development/mea-online/

     

    Affordable Professional Development:

     

    1. Professional Learning Board for affordable, al carte and SPPS Relicensure Committee recognized PD courses! https://renewateachinglicense.com/member/cart-cat/renew-a-teaching-license-in-mn-minnesota
    2. YIPA:  https://yipa.org/

     

    Pre-approved Administrator Courses:

     

    1. BOSA Administrative CEUs: Click Here

     

     

    Support

     

    Virtual Support

     

    Have more questions about relicensure? Check out Mary Yang’s 4:00-5:00pm Monthly Q&A

     

    First Wednesday of Every Month

     

    Google Meet Monthly General Licensing Support

                         Access Name: SPPSLICENSE  Click Here

     

    License Renewal Review Process

     

    After the Relicensure Committee reviews packet information, individuals will receive a follow-up email within 4 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 are transferred to the general clock hours, in-service, and/or TA-LC as 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.

     

  • Relicensure Committee Meetings

    December 15th, 2022

    January 19th, 2023

    February 16th, 2023

    March 16th, 2023 *Open House* Please look for more information on this, closer to March 16th, 2023

    Aprl 20th, 2023

    May 11th, 2023

    May 25th, 2023

     

    Important Note:

    Final deadline to submit 2023 Relicensure documents is May 1st, 2023

     

  • Contact Us

    Human Resources 
    651-767-8200

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    Email:relicensurecommittee@spps.org

     

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