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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:

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.