Continuing Education / Teacher Relicensure

  • Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 Notes

    Tier 1 and 2 Teachers

    Teachers with a Tier 1 or 2 license will need to coordinate renewing their license with the district office. Please work with your building principal to determine what is required to keep your license active. Cultural Competency training needs to be coordinated through the district.

    Tier 3 Teachers

    Teachers with a Tier 3 license will need to complete 75 CEU hours every 3 years. In addition, you need to complete all of the required elements in those 3 years. You may turn in CEU certificates or unofficial transcripts to your building Continuing Education committee members to have the hours recorded. District training where you sign a roster or check out with a QR code will be automatically uploaded to the PELSB site. It is recommended that you check your records on the site on a regular basis. Please allow up to 4 months for the Continuing Ed committee to upload your district training records.

    Tier 4 Teachers

    Teachers with a Tier 3 license will need to complete 125CEU hours every 5 years. In addition, you need to complete all of the required elements in those 3 years. You may turn in CEU certificates or unofficial transcripts to your building Continuing Education committee members to have the hours recorded. District training where you sign a roster or check out with a QR code will be automatically uploaded to the PELSB site. It is recommended that you check your records on the site on a regular basis. Please allow up to 4 months for the Continuing Ed committee to upload your district training records.

     

    Mandatory Requirements for Renewing Teacher License

    • Reading Preparation (Note: This area is currently under review by PELSB)
    • Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies
    • Signs of Mental Illness
    • Suicide Prevention
    • English Language Learners
    • Cultural Competency - Using a program approved or using the requirements set by the State of Minnesota. 

    Cultural Competency training will normally involve 5 - 8 hours of training. The other required areas all require a minimum of 1 hour of approved training.

     

    Staff Exempt From Certain Requirements

    Certain licensed staff are exempt from some of the required areas. More info will be posted shortly.

    Community Members Needing to Renew Teaching License

    You may contact Kevin Neff to determine how to renew your license. We accept CEU certificates, unofficial transcripts, or documentation provided by the training organization. These items may be sent as a PDF document via email. Please remember that training needs to be germaine to your area of licensure.

    For community members, Sourcewell Technology offers online CEU courses tailored to educators who not working in a school district. For info on their courses, follow this link: Sourcewell Tech CEU Catalog. You may also find courses from the "Renewal and CEU Sites Link" on this page.

     

     

     

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Contacts

  • Neff, Kevin - District Chair

    Email:  neffk@rockford.k12.mn.us

    REAMS Elementary  

    Ellos, Laura

    Email:  ellosl@rockford.k12.mn.us

    Folger, Katie

    Email:  folgerk@rockford.k12.mn.us

    RMS-CES Middle School

    Gunderson, Sarah

    Email:  gundersons@rockford.k12.mn.us

    Roelofs, Joel

    Email:  roelofsj@rockford.k12.mn.us

    Rockford High School

    Houghton, Dan

    Email:  houghtond@rockford.k12.mn.us

    Merila, Steve

    Email:  merilas@rockford.k12.mn.us

     

Quick Answers

  • College Courses

    Turn in an unofficial transcript or grade report to your building member.

    1 Semester Credit = 24 CEU Hours