Our additional licenses are added to a current five-year, full-time professional Minnesota teaching license. If you want to add a new field or scope to your teaching, an additional license may be the path for you. Common additional licensure paths include, but are not limited to:
Application information is listed by program. The number of credits required to complete a program varies based on past coursework. We will review your coursework after you apply.
Under federal financial aid rules, students enrolled in additional teaching licensure-only coursework have different aid options than students in a degree-seeking program at the University. More on additional licensure and financial aid [PDF].
License requirements are set by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) and are subject to change. If you are applying for an additional license in a new content area, you may be required to pass an MTLE content area exam.
Once you have completed all course requirements, additional state testing requirements (if needed), and all of your final grades are posted to your transcript, you can proceed with your application for an additional license. Your application packet must include:
Mail your complete application packet to:
Office of Teacher Education - Attn: Pam Matti
110 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
We will review, sign, and send your application packet to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards (PELSB). This usually takes about two weeks, but can take longer during the busy summer season. PELSB typically takes 8-12 weeks to process a license; you can track your license progress online through PELSB's website.
If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Teacher Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.