B. Appeal Process Guidelines:
Waiver of Teacher Education Course Requirements and/or Student Teaching
Frequently these requirements are mandated by the Board of Teaching or University of
Special Consideration for a Student Teaching with Deficiency(ies)
Requests to student teach while a candidate has program deficiencies is considered for
exceptional circumstances only. A committee consisting of all members of the Teacher
Education faculty in the teaching license area will meet to offer their learned advice
regarding the appellant’s request. The committee reviewing the appeal will consider: a)
whether deficiencies have now been cleared and the clearances are documented;
b) timeliness of the appeal – it must be submitted in its entirety at least five working
days before the official beginning date of the University semester; and c) specific
information relevant to the situation and person.
If an appeal is approved, it may be contingent upon the identification of an appropriate
student teaching placement site. The student may be required to relocate. Under no
circumstances is a student to arrange his/her own student teaching placement.
Special Consideration for a Student Teaching Placement “Out of Area”
A request for a student to teach “out of area” is considered for exceptional
circumstances only. A committee consisting of all members of the Teacher Education
faculty in the teaching license area will meet to offer their learned advice regarding the
appellant’s request. The committee reviewing the appeal will consider: a) support of
academic advisor; b) above average cumulative GPA; c) appeal letter must document
why the appeal should be considered and where placement is requested; d) timeliness
of the appeal: it may be submitted as early as one calendar year prior to the student
teaching experience but not later than the 2
Friday of October for a Spring student
teaching experience or the 2
Friday of March for a Fall student teaching experience.
If the appeal is approved, the student must assume cost beyond the usual and
customary fees related to student teaching supervision and to work with the Course
Instructor for the Student Teaching course to make placement arrangements.
Special Consideration for Submitting a Late Student Teaching Application
If the appeal is approved, it does not
guarantee a placement.
NOTE: A student may appeal a negative decision to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
MN Statute 122A.09 Subd.4(c)
Appealing to the Board of Teaching
The board, upon the request of a postsecondary student preparing for teacher licensure
or a licensed graduate of a teacher preparation program, shall assist in resolving a
dispute between the person and a postsecondary institution providing a teacher