COVID-19 - Until we receive further information, all teachers up for renewal this year are still expected to complete their relicensure on time, and the MACS Committee is planning to move forward with reviews as usual. Submission rules and fees will remain the same, and since the MACS staff is working remotely, submitting your packet via PDF to email@example.com is HIGHLY PREFERRED.
We will work to respond to inquiries as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience.
Teaching and Administrator Licenses & Renewals
Charter School TeachersAll teachers must have a valid, current Minnesota license in order to teach in a Minnesota charter school. Every teacher is responsible to maintain and renew his/her professional license according to state rules and submit their renewal hours to a relicensure committee for approval.
Charter School AdministratorsMN charter school administrators are not required to hold an administrative license. However, an individual with an administrator license is responsible for renew her/his professional license every five years with clock hours pre-approved by the MN Board of School Administrators.
The Association's Relicensure Committee handles renewals for Tier 3 and Tier 4 Educator and Administrator Licenses.
Personnel of all MN charter schools and authorizing institutions can access the services of the Association's Relicensure Committee.
For more information about the Association's Relicensure Process:
- Relicensure Submission Requirements and Forms
- Meeting Dates, Submission Deadlines, and Review Process
2019-2020 Relicensure Application Processing Fees:
- $35.00 - Individuals employed in a MACS member school.
- $35.00 - Individuals who retired from a MACS member school within the last year.
- $65.00 - Individuals employed in non-member charter schools.
- $65.00 - Teachers whose last place of employment in Minnesota was a charter school
- $100.00 - Late Submission Fee - Applications received after final deadline of the year for submissions (Late fee is in addition to the basic fee)
A Note on the New Cultural Competency Requirement:
As of 2020, all tiered renewals are required to fulfill a Cultural Competency requirement. Here is the definition of that requirement according to Statute:
"Cultural competency training" means a training program that promotes self-reflection and discussion including but not limited to all of the following topics: racial, cultural, and socioeconomic groups; American Indian and Alaskan native students; religion; systemic racism; gender identity, including transgender students; sexual orientation; language diversity; and individuals with disabilities and mental health concerns. Training programs must be designed to deepen teachers' understanding of their own frames of reference, the potential bias in these frames, and their impact on expectations for and relationships with students, students' families, and the school communities, consistent with part 8710.2000, subpart 4, and Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (q)."
PELSB-sponsored trainings are guaranteed to be approved by the MACS Committee. All other trainings will be reviewed on an individual basis based on the criteria in the Statute above. MACS does not endorse any one specific training. Please contact PELSB directly for training options at 651-539-4200
If you have questions after reading all the materials, contact Mike Swan, Operations & Communications Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 651.789.3090 ext 3.