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5 Year Short Call Substitute License

A five-year short call substitute teaching license is granted to an applicant who has completed a teacher preparation program leading to licensure in the governmental jurisdiction (state or country) in which the teacher preparation program was completed. This license allows for teaching on a day-to-day basis, not to exceed 15 consecutive days replacing the same teacher. The license is valid for functioning as a short call substitute teacher at all grade levels in all teaching fields.
NOTE: A long call substitute teacher is one who replaces the same teacher for 15 or more consecutive days. A long call substitute teacher must hold a Minnesota license or permission valid for the assignment.

To qualify for this license you must:

  • Submit your edTPA
  • Submit your exit survey online
  • Submit licensing agreement
  • Earn your degree

How to Apply:

Apply for your teaching license online at MDE Educator Licensing:

Apply online at:  MDE Online Licensing and Click on Online Licensing System

NOTE:  choose short call substitute teacher.  This process is done directly with MDE Educator Licensing.
UMD Licensing STRONGLY encourages students to obtain the 1 year standard license or 5 year full professional licensure immediately following graduation to ensure license recommendation directly aligns with the approved Board of Teaching license requirements.  If you obtain the short call substitute license and do not follow through on completing recommendation through UMD for the 1 year standard license or 5 year full professional license please be aware that you need to meet licensing requirements at the point of licensure recommendation (this could mean additional courses, testing, etc).

Recommendation for Licensure:

You are granted licensure directly through MDE Educator Licensure. All licensure materials need to be mailed to:
MDE Educator Licensing
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville MN 55113

License Renewal:

  • Renewal done through MDE Educator licensing renewal.

Passed Testing Requirements and are now eligible for a full-time license?

  • Once you have passed your MTLE Exams please refer to the Additional License webpage for steps on how to gain your full time license.