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Approved Preparation Programs in Minnesota

PELSB does not review teacher preparation programs outside Minnesota. If you have obtained a regionally-accredited bachelor's degree from a state-approved teacher preparation program with field-specific student teaching equivalent to Minnesota's requirements, you may qualify for a Minnesota teacher license under the tiered licensure structure. Please see the Licensure Requirements webpage for more information.

Definitions

Initial License: Open to candidates without a professional (Tier 3 or 4) teaching license.
Additional License:
Open to candidates with a professional (Tier 3 or 4) teaching license.
Additional to ABS:
Only open to candidates with an Academic and Behavioral Strategist License.
Endorsement:
Only open to candidates with a teaching license.  
Baccalaureate:
The program is designed for undergraduate candidates.
Post-Baccalaureate:
The program is designed for candidates who have already completed an undergraduate degree. The program may or may not lead an advanced degree.
Classroom-based: The program is designed for on-site learning where more than 80 percent of the instruction is provided in a shared physical space
Hybrid: The program is designed for a combination of classroom-based and online learning where 20 to 80 percent of the instruction is provided in a shared physical space and the remaining is provided in a virtual format.
Online: The program is designed for distant learning where more than 80 percent of the instruction is provided through a virtual format.  Candidates must complete clinical experiences in a face-to-face format. 

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Minnesota Licensure Fields

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