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Tier 4 License

Department of Education

Tier 4 License

License RequirementsNumber of Year License ValidRenewal OptionsBargaining/ContractRule-making/Legislative Language
  • Bachelor's Degree Earned
  • Completion of Teacher Preparation
  • Passing scores on Content & Pedagogy Exams
  • Passing scores on Board Approved Skills Exam
  • 3 years teaching experience in Minnesota
  • Most recent summative Evaluation Summary, must not have resulted in an improvement plan.
5 years

Renewed Indefinitely through PELSB online system*

*Must meet PELSB renewal requirements

Teachers are in the Bargaining Unit. 

Teachers at Tier 4 have continuing contract rights after completion of the applicable probationary requirement


The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board is currently working with their IT Department to establish the new online application system to align with the Tiered Licensing System.

MN PELSB Renewal requirements