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Teacher Continuing Education

Licensure and Renewal Process

For questions about re-licensure, please contact the cochairs of the relicensure committee by emailing continuinged@orono.k12.mn.us.

The Orono Continuing Education Committee meets every other month from October to May. All hours need to be committee approved by the end of the school year since the committee does not meet over the summer months. Please submit materials that validate your CEU’s before the last meeting (needs to be to the committee by May 1 to ensure approval is completed.)

Orono licensed staff will be notified by the Human Resources Department in December of the school year the license expires. Community members are welcomed to renew through the Orono committee.

Staff members and community members due for renewal will be asked to verify their approved hours and the required areas. Any lacking CEU hours or required areas should be taken care of so that the renewal process can proceed smoothly in the spring. The documents linked below will provide general guidance to the renewal process.

If you are a community member not currently teaching in Orono Public Schools, contact Dr. Scott Alger at 952-449-8307 for assistance for setting up an account in our CEU management system, Keep Certified.

The State of Minnesota Continuing Education and Licensing Department has moved completely to on-line documentation of clock hours required for licensure.

Your renewal process must follow these steps:

  1. Check your Keep Certified record to verify that you have 125 CEUs and have all five categories checked off. These include mental illness, behavior intervention, modification of curriculum, reading preparation, and technology integration.  Teachers must now also submit evidence of work that demonstrates professional reflection and growth in best teaching practices.
  2. Send an email to continuinged@orono.k12.mn.us that you are ready to renew.
  3. Your Keep Certified record will be reviewed to verify that you have met the requirements.
  4. A “blanket approval” will be made on your State website record.  You will be notified by the local committee when this is completed.
  5. Check the website to verify the update.
  6. Begin the renewal process when you see that your record has been updated.

Additional Opportunities

Orono professional development offerings are for Orono staff members only. Community members interested in obtaining CEU’s may want to check out the following links:

Visit Orono Continuing Education site for additional information including Educator Licensing System-First time User Registration Guide, Mandatory Requirements for Renewal, Re-licensure Process, and Orono Operational Guidelines  as well as tutorials for Keep Certified.

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