Transcript Analysis for Licensure
Initial requests should be directed to the department chair by email and include the following information:
- Full name, including all former names used in college, and BANNER Concordia identification number (if known)
- Phone number and times available to receive a follow-up call
- Graduation year, major(s), and minor(s)
- Licensure(s) currently held, state(s)
- Teaching license sought, for instance, elementary K-6, K-12, or secondary 5-12
- Transcripts from coursework taken at other institutions (an unofficial copy will be fine for initial review)
- Other information that pertains to an individual’s knowledge and experience in teaching
Dr. Michael Wohlfeil, Interim Chair
Education Main Office: 218-299-3910
Subd. 4. License and rules.
(a) The board must adopt rules to license public school teachers and interns subject to chapter 14. … (c) The board must adopt rules to approve teacher preparation programs. 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 preparation program when the dispute involves an institution's recommendation for licensure affecting the person or the person's credentials. At the board's discretion, assistance may include the application of chapter 14
Student Appeal Process under MN Rule 8700.7600: Dispute Resolution
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
If the applicant feels that all the information was not considered in the decision making process, or if new information is available, or feels the chair and others acted arbitrarily, the applicant may appeal the recommendation for licensure.
Requests for appeals are first to come to the chair of the Department of Education. (Typically the registrar and chair of the department of the student’s major content area have been consulted for the transcript review so they would not be involved in the appeal process.) The appeal would be sent to the division chair for the Division of Social Sciences and Professional Disciplines, who oversees the Department of Education. The division chair would review the decision making process used by the others and report his or her recommendation to the dean of the college. The dean would confirm the division chair’s recommendation (or confer with the division chair if in opposition to the recommendation, and together come to consensus on a recommendation) and then inform the applicant of the results of the appeal.
If a student disagrees with Concordia College’s recommendation, we’d notify the individual of the appeal process. The appeal process is also posted on the departmental website.
If student feels that the institution’s decision is not resolved satisfactorily, she or he will be directed to the Board of Teaching.