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.
Initial Licensure Program: Designed for preparing candidates for their initial professional (Tier 3 or 4) license.
Additional Licensure Program: Designed for preparing candidates, who have completed state-approved teacher preparation or licensure via portfolio to obtain additional licensure.
Additional to ABS: Only open to candidates with an Academic and Behavioral Strategist Tier 3 or 4 license.
Endorsement: Only open to candidates with a Tier 3 or 4 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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