Teaching licensure programs at the U of M are full-time masters level programs—approximately 12 to 15 months long. You need a bachelor’s degree, typically in the area you want to teach, before you enter the licensure program.
After completing your license, you are only a few courses away from a master’s degree. This education model will result in greater confidence and competence in the classroom, and make you more attractive to employers. Explore teaching as a career »
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Early Childhood Education
Initial licensure program in early childhood education »
Initial licensure program in elementary education »
Middle or High School
Find the initial licensure program for your intended subject area.
K-12 License Areas
Adult License Areas
|Teaching Subject||CEHD Teacher Initial
|Name of Minnesota
|Adult Education||Adult Basic Education||Adult Basic Education|
|Agriculture||Agricultural Education||Agricultural Education 5-12|
|Art||Art Education||Visual Arts K-12|
|Early Childhood Education||Early Childhood Education||Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 3|
|Early Childhood Special Education||Early Childhood Special Education||Early Childhood Special Education Birth-Grade 3|
|Elementary||Elementary Education||Elementary Education K-6|
|English/Language Arts||English Education||Communication Arts and Literature 5-12|
|English as a Second Language||Second Languages and Cultures Education||English as a Second Language K-12|
|Health Education||Health Education||Health Education 5-12|
|Mathematics||Mathematics Education||Mathematics 5-12|
|Parent and Family Education||Parent and Family Education||Parent and Family Education|
|Physical Education||Physical Education (Kinesiology)||Physical Education K-12|
|Science (General, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics)||Science Education||
General Science 5-8
Earth Science 9-12
Life Science 9-12
|Social Studies (History,
||Social Studies Education||Social Studies 5-12|
|Special Education||Special Education||Special Education:
|World Languages (Spanish, French, Chinese, etc.)||Second Languages and Cultures Education||World Languages and Cultures (Spanish, French, Chinese, etc.) K-12|
Attend an information session to learn about these programs, application requirements, and important information to consider when choosing a teacher licensure program.
Add to Your Credentials
Additional licensure provides licensed teachers with the opportunity to add another license to their current license.
Certificates are available for individuals entering a new field or for professionals wishing to gain additional credentials.