Minnesota changes law for special education teachers

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A new law in Minnesota will change requirements for special education teachers. Teachers will only be able to work for three years under a Tier 1 license and must undergo professional development and mentorship and make progress towards full licensure during that time. Tier 1 and Tier 2 licenses had been introduced as alternate pathways. The new bill was passed to comply with US Department of Education Office of Special Education requirements. Concern has been raised about increased barriers impacting the teacher shortage in special education.

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