Enrollment in Out of State BVI, DHH, or Technology Programs
Currently, there are no teacher preparation programs leading to teacher licensure in Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) in Minnesota. Additionally, there are only one or two programs in other licensure areas (Technology and Deaf, Hard of Hearing).
At the request of legislators, to increase awareness of licensure programs in Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI), Deaf, and Hard of Hearing (DHH), and Technology, Minnesota is publishing other states' programs here.
Please know that PELSB is unable to pre-approve any licensure program located outside of Minnesota. Enrolling in an out-of-state program does not guarantee licensure in Minnesota. Prior to enrolling in a program in another state, you will want to verify that all of the following are true:
- The program is approved and will lead to licensure in another state. A good way to verify this is to ask if the program will be able to recommend you for licensure at the end of the program.
- There is either the field-specific student teaching that is the equivalent of what would be required in a Minnesota program or that you teach two years as the teacher of record aligned to that licensure area.
- Whether the program is 100% online or if there are any requirements to be on-campus.
- If you do not yet hold a bachelor's degree from a college in the US that is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), or the regional association for accreditation of colleges and secondary schools, or hold a credential from outside of the US that is found to be the equivalent to a bachelor's degree by NACES, that you would earn a degree that would be regionally accredited by the HLC or the regional association for accreditation of colleges and secondary schools.
- That you do not have a criminal conviction that will prevent you from being licensed.
All programs are designed differently with unique requirements, so do your research before enrolling in a program. If you have questions before enrolling, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When nearing program completion, consult the testing information tab under licensure requirements.
This chart was last updated on July 12, 2022. Program requirements or approval may have changed since the date of publication. There also may be other out-of-state online programs in these licensure areas that are approved in the state where they are offered but are not listed below.