Special Education Teacher Licensure

The proposed rules of the  Board of Teaching  relating to the licensure requirements for teachers of Special Education , (Minnesota Rules, Chapter 8710.5800-8710.5850) have been assigned to Judge Manuel J. Cervantes.

As part of the rulemaking process, a hearing will be held on September 19, 2011, at the Minnesota Department of Education in Roseville. During the hearing, a twenty-calendar-day period will be set for the receipt of written comments regarding the proposed rules. Thus, the initial deadline for the submission of written comments in this rulemaking proceeding is 4:30 p.m. on October 10, 2011.

After the period for submission of written comments ends, state law provides the agency and all interested persons an additional period of five working days for filing a written response to any comments which were submitted during the initial comment period. New matters may not be introduced or raised during this five-day rebuttal period. The five-day rebuttal period will expire at 4:30 p.m. on October 17, 2011.

Interested members of the public can e-mail, mail, fax, or deliver public comments to Judge Cervantes concerning the proposed rules. His address is as follows:

Honorable Manuel J. Cervantes
Administrative Law Judge
600 North Robert Street
P.O. Box 64620
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620
Fax: 651-361-7936

Judge Cervantes will issue a report with respect to the proposed rules on or about December 30, 2011.

Agency Information

For copies of the proposed rules, the Statement of Need and Reasonableness, and other materials, visit the website of the Board of Teaching.

Public Comments

Comments that have been received by Judge Cervantes since September 16, 2011, and public exhibits that were received at the hearing, are posted below:

Agency Comments