ST. CLOUD - A new state law requires new teachers to pass a skills test, before they get their teaching license. Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill yesterday (Wednesday).

St. Cloud Education Association President Mary Broderick says this will affect just a handful of young teachers.

Current law allows licensed teachers to take and retake the test for up to three years.  All out-of-state applicants for teacher licenses will also have to pass the test in order to teach in Minnesota.