Frequently Asked Questions

What are the mandatory requirements for teacher license renewal in the State of Minnesota, and do the Professional Education Pal courses address these requirements?

There are 7 areas mandated by the State of Minnesota that teachers are required to evidence.  They are:

  • Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents
  • Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies
  • Reading Preparation
  • Technology
  • Reflective Statement of Professional Accomplishment and Assessment of Professional Growth
  • Suicide Prevention
Starting 8-1-2017, the 2016 Minnesota Legislature has required at least one hour of Suicide Prevention Best Practices as part of the renewal condition for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents.    

Professional Education Pal provides the following courses that address the mandated requirements above:

  • Early Warning Signs of Children's Mental Health Disorders
  • Accommodations and Modifications
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
  • Reading and The Brain
  • The Integration of Technology and Education
  • Reflective Statement (Includes a section for the new ESL requirement effective for all Minnesota licenses renewed on or after August 1, 2015)
  • Suicide Prevention (Meets the new Minnesota requirement effective August 1, 2017)
How much time will be necessary to complete each course?

Each course takes approximately 3 hours to complete, and earns 3 Continuing Education Clock Hours.  

Can I come back to the course at a later time to complete?

Yes. When you login again to Proedpal, you will be able to return to the course where you left off.

What documentation do I receive when I complete a course?

When you complete a course, a Certificate of Completion will be produced that you will be able to print.

How much does each course cost?

$30

Will Professional Education Pal be offering other continuing education courses?

Yes. In 2018, we introduced the course titled "A General Education Teacher's Guide to Special Education".  Future courses will include "Restorative Practices", Eating Disorders and Other Self-harming Behaviors",  "Differentiating Instruction", "Drop-out Prevention", "Student Engagement", and "Chemical Dependency."

What discounts does Professional Education Pal offer?

Professional Education Pal offers a 10% discount when you purchase more than one course during any single login session.