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Additional License in Arts in Education


This program is designed for teachers who hold a Minnesota license and want to add an additional license to expand their areas of expertise in their schools in one of the following areas:

  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Theater Arts


Working teachers can pursue their additional licensure in this full-time, 13-month program that begins in summer each year. Coursework is sequential. After you are admitted, you will receive a customized curriculum plan of courses to take to be recommended for licensure.

This ensures you get maximum credit for previous academic work and work experiences.

In order to be recommend for your Minnesota k-12 Dance, Theatre, and/or Visual Arts License (s), you must successfully complete these licensure requirements required by the state of Minnesota.


Our courses are designed and taught by leading researchers.

James Bequette Associate Professor
James Bequette
Betsy Maloney Lecturer
Betsy Maloney

M.Ed. Options

Pursue the additional license alone or pursue the additional license and M.Ed. degree in art education at the same time.

Apply to both the license program and the M.Ed. degree and work with your advisor to plan your coursework to meet both requirements simultaneously.

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines: The application opens October 1 and closes on January 15. The program starts in summer each year.

Current state of Minnesota teaching license and a Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or foreign equivalent with at least a 2.8 GPA.

Admission decisions are made up to 8 weeks after the application deadline. The number of credits required to complete this program varies based on past coursework, which will be determined after a prerequisite evaluation. Please email for a prerequisite evaluation and to get connected to faculty for more information.

Visit the additional license admissions page for detailed admissions information.

You can also contact the faculty advisors for the program Jim Bequette and Betsy Maloney Leaf.

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