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Dayton Signs Skills Test Requirement for Teachers [AUDIO]

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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.

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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.

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