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Out of State Licensing
UMD Licensing strongly recommends that you apply for the Minnesota teaching license as soon as you complete the program (including all licensure requirements: coursework, student teaching and MTLE tests) even if you don't want to teach right away or if you plan to teach in another state. If you choose to apply for the Minnesota license later on, you will have to complete all of the requirements at the time of application. These requirements may be more extensive than the ones in place right now (for example, additional coursework, testing, or other requirements). Apply for the teaching license through the educator licensing board of the state in which you wish to teach. Each state has a unique set of instructions and forms, which you will complete for that state's teacher license. Complete the application form and provide all requested materials. Note that many states require the use of their own fingerprint card and will conduct their own criminal background check. States often require you to pass their specific licensure examinations (in addition to MTLE exams) and sometimes additional coursework. Many states will require an Institutional Verification Form. If the state requires this form, they will provide it as part of their application process. Please verify that all of your Minnesota licensure requirements are completed (coursework, edTPA, student teaching, and MTLE tests) before submitting an institutional verification form to the CEHSP Accreditation Office. Please also include your student id number on the top right hand corner of the Institutional Verification form.
You will need to submit the Institutional Verification form to:
UMD CEHSP Accreditation
125 Bohannon Hall
1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
The Licensure Officer will complete the verification form and mail it to that state's licensing board or directly to student's address listed on the form depending what the form indicates.