Standards for the core set of teaching knowledge and skills that all candidates in Minnesota teacher preparation programs learn were revamped in a process that ran from 2019 to 2023.

EE was deeply involved in advocating for the standards to:

  • Ask teachers to develop skills in reflection on race, privilege, and bias—and take action based on those reflections
  • Go beyond collaboration and emphasize true teacher leadership
  • Strengthen standards on personalization, differentiation, and student-centered learning
  • Deepen and clarify standards around developing deep, authentic family and community partnerships
  • And expand upon standards supporting overall student wellness, especially for students with special needs

The new standards have now been signed into rule, with major positive changes made in all of these areas.