Minnesota requiring new licensure exam for K-12 teachers
| Nov 29, 2010
For the first time in more than 20 years, Minnesota will require a new licensure exam for aspiring K-12 teachers.
It comes as the state is adding more requirements to get a teaching license -- including student teachers videotaping a classroom lesson -- and as teachers are being held more accountable for student learning.
Educators hope the new test, the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination, will provide higher standards catered to the state's curriculum and a more rigorous scoring process. About 3,400 people apply to teach in Minnesota each year.
Read more about the test in The Star Tribune online.