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Cultural Competency Training

  • Date(s):

  • Wednesday, May 29 -
    Thursday, May 30, 2019

  • Time(s):

  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is excited to announce that it will be hosting a series of cultural competency trainings throughout Minnesota beginning in May 2019.  

In partnership with several individuals and groups, PELSB designed these training sessions to meet the requirements needed to renew a Minnesota tiered teaching license. The trainings, which will consist of two four-hour sessions, will be led by trained facilitators at 10 locations throughout the Twin Cities-metro area and greater Minnesota.  

**Note: Participants are required to attend both sessions. 

The benefits of completing a PELSB-approved cultural competency training include: 

  • Opportunities to engage in self-reflection on your own cultural frames of reference and the impact they have on the relationships with your students, their families, and the school community;
  • The ability to connect with colleagues to discuss the creation of a supportive classroom and school environment for the diverse population of students, teachers, administrators, and staff who you work with on a daily basis;
  • Completion of training sessions, totaling eight clock hours, that include all the necessary elements to meet the cultural competency training requirement needed to renew a Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, or Tier 4 license.

PELSB and its host partners are offering these sessions free of charge for any Minnesota teacher. However, preference will be given to teachers who need to renew a Tier 1 license because the training is necessary for Tier 1 license renewals in 2019. Cultural competency training will be required for all teachers renewing a license in 2020 or after. 

Click here to register. Please direct any questions to Mike Swan-Operations & Communications Associate at or (651)-789-3090