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. Look for 2 new courses in 2017-2018: "Social Emotional Learning and Eating Disorders."  Future courses will include Differentiating Instruction, Drop-out Prevention, Student Engagement, Chemical Addiction, and Self-harming Behaviors.

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.