The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board consists of 11 members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Membership terms, compensation of members, removal of members, the filling of membership vacancies, and fiscal year and reporting requirements are as provided in sections 214.07 to 214.09. No member may be reappointed for more than one additional term.
Each nominee, other than a public nominee, must be selected on the basis of professional experience and knowledge of teacher education, accreditation, and licensure. The board must be composed of:
(1) six teachers who are currently teaching in a Minnesota school or who were teaching at the time of the appointment have at least five years of teaching experience, and were not serving in an administrative function at a school district or school when appointed. The six teachers must include the following:
(i) one teacher in a charter school;
(ii) one teacher from the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2;
(iii) one teacher from outside the seven-county metropolitan area;
(iv) one teacher from a related service category licensed by the board;
(v) one special education teacher; and
(vi) one teacher from a teacher preparation program;
(2) one superintendent that alternates each term between a superintendent from the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, and a superintendent from outside the metropolitan area;
(3) one school district human resources director;
(4) one administrator of a cooperative unit under section 123A.24, subdivision 2, who oversees a special education program;
(5) one principal that alternates each term between an elementary and a secondary school principal; and
(6) one member of the public that may be a current or former school board member.
The governor shall nominate all members to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. The terms of the initial board members must be as follows:
(1) two members must be appointed for terms that expire January 1, 2019;
(2) three members must be appointed for terms that expire January 1, 2020;
(3) three members must be appointed for terms that expire January 1, 2021; and
(4) three members must be appointed for terms that expire January 1, 2022.
(b) Members of the Board of Teaching as of January 1, 2017, are ineligible for first appointments to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board for four years from the effective date of this section, except that two members of the Board of Teaching as of January 1, 2017, are eligible for appointment under paragraph (a), clause (1).