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Minnesota Teacher Licensure

Secondary Education

 Minnesota Educators License Requirements

NOTE: if you do substitute teaching or have a teaching position in a Minnesota elementary or secondary public school, you must hold a valid Minnesota teaching license.  Minnesota does not have licensure reciprocity with any other state.

·         Complete an approved teacher education program (meeting all NDSU Teacher Education requirements)

·         Teachers who do not meet the requirements listed below, but otherwise meet all other licensure requirements, may be granted a one-year, non-renewable license, during which time these additional requirements must be met.  The non-renewable license is for one academic school year and expire on June 30.

·         Complete a course in Human Relations Minnesota  (EDUC 489 may meet this requirement)

·         Complete the MTLE exams for basic skills, content, and pedagogy (See

·         Complete all application materials including a background check.  Materials can be found at or from the Certification Officer in FLC 210

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Last Updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:33:02 AM