Accreditation

Annual reporting and monitoring

The University of Minnesota teacher education licensure programs, according to Minnesota requirements, are approved by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) through June 30, 2021. The next accreditation visit is October 5-6, 2020.

Program Statistics

Program Satisfaction

94.7% of 2019/20 candidates who completed the program agree or tend to agree that they would recommend the licensure program to other interested candidates.

Note: (from the 2019/20 Exit Survey – 91% response rate).

Employers agreed or tended to agree that first year teachers from our ILP programs:

  • Effectively teach students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds and communities.
  • Create a learning environment in which differences such as race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and language are respected.
  • Collaborate with teaching colleagues to improve student performance.
  • Act as an advocate for all students.
  • Effectively organizes the physical environment of the classroom for instruction.

Note: from the Supervisor (Employer Survey) of 2017-18 Teacher Licensure Program Completers. Employers are surveyed after new teachers have been in the classroom for about one academic year – 57.8% response rate.

Initial licensure program (Enrollment)
Academic YearNew EnrollmentCandidates of Color
2018-1934216.4%
2019-2033517.6%
2020-21*36722.9%

* Preliminary numbers

For more information on initial licensure program enrollments and completion, see Title II Reports.

Exam pass rate of the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam (MTLE)

The Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations, or MTLEs, are tests taken by candidates as part of applying for a Minnesota teaching license. All candidates for initial licenses take tests in basic skills, content-area knowledge, and pedagogy.

Data was provided by the Pearson MTLE Analyzer Report site. For more information on initial licensure program enrollments and completion, see Title II Reports.

2018/19 Academic Year
MTLE ExamsU of MN Pass RateMN Pass Rate
Pedagogy Exams98%97%
Content Exams96%90%
2019/20 Academic Year
MTLE ExamsU of MN Pass RateMN Pass Rate
Pedagogy Exams98%95%
Content Exams95%85%

Jobs after program completion

Initial licensure program completers are tracked into their first year of teaching.

2018/19 Completers – Employment Rate 98.4%

  • Total Completers 365
  • Total Employed (in classroom teaching positions) 359

Student loan default rate

According to the latest report available, the campus-wide student loan default rate for the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is 2.2% in Fiscal Year 2016. To search default rates of other postsecondary institutions, please visit the National Student Loan Data System.