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Teacher Licensure Program Overview

Approved Teacher Preparation programs at the University of Minnesota Duluth

The following teacher preparation programs are currently approved by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).  The programs complete a bi-annual PERCA review process with PELSB every two years to maintain program approval status.

MajorLicenseProgram Status

Recommendation for Licensure:

*Must meet license requirements at the point of obtaining license.

Art EducationK-12 Visual ArtsApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Anchor to ABS)Birth-12 Autism Spectrum DisordersApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Developmental Disabilities (Anchor to ABS)Birth-12 Developmental DisabilitiesApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Early Childhood Special Education (Standalone Post Bac)Birth-Age 6 Early Childhood Special EducationApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Integrated Elementary & Special Education

K-6 Elementary Education

K-12 Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist

Approved with MN PELSBUMD
Music Education-InstrumentalK-12 Instrumental & Classroom MusicApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Music Education-VocalK-12 Vocal & Classroom MusicApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Physical EducationK-12 Physical EducationApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Public Health-School5-12 HealthApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Special Education:  Academic Behavioral Strategist (Standalone Post Bac)K-12 Special Education:  Academic Behavioral StrategistApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching Communication Arts & Literature5-12 Communication Arts & LiteratureApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching Earth & Space Science5-8 General Science & 9-12 Earth & Space ScienceApproved with MN PELSBUMD
9-12 Earth & Space Science (Standalone Post Bac)9-12 Earth & Space ScienceApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching FrenchK-12 World Language & Culture:  FrenchApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching GermanK-12 World Language & Culture:  GermanApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching Life Science5-8 General Science & 9-12 Life ScienceApproved with MN PELSBUMD
9-12 Life Science (Standalone Post Bac)9-12 Life ScienceApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching Mathematics5-12 MathematicsApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching Physical Science-Chemistry5-8 General Science & 9-12 ChemistryApproved with MN PELSBUMD
9-12 Chemistry (Standalone Post Bac)9-12 ChemistryApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching Physical Science-Physics5-8 General Science & 9-12 PhysicsApproved with MN PELSBUMD
9-12 Physics (Standalone Post Bac)9-12 PhysicsApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching Social Studies5-12 Social StudiesApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Teaching SpanishK-12 World Language & Culture:  SpanishApproved with MN PELSBUMD
Unified Early Childhood Studies

Birth-Age 8 (Grade 3):  Early Childhood

Birth-Age 6:  Early Childhood Special Education

Approved with MN PELSBUMD

Inactive Teacher Preparation Programs at the University of Minnesota Duluth
(Programs that were once offered at UMD but are no longer an available option):

ProgramLicenseProgram Status
(PELSB)
Last admit termLicense Recommendation
Outreach to an college/university with a current approved teacher preparation program.
5-8 Comm Arts Lit Endorsement5-8 Communication Arts & LiteratureInactive as of 6/30/2018Spring 2018

License recommendation from UMD on or before January 1, 2020.

Starting January 1, 2020:

5-8 Math Endorsement5-8 MathematicsInactive as of 6/30/2018Spring 2018
5-8 Science Endorsement5-8 ScienceInactive as of 6/30/2018Spring 2018
5-8 Social Studies Endorsement5-8 Social StudiesInactive as of 6/30/2018Spring 2018
Early Childcare & Development

Pre-Kindergarten License

InactiveSpring 1992
Early Childhood Studies

Birth-Age 8 (Grade 3)

Inactive

Summer 2005
Elementary & Middle School Education

K-6 Elementary Education
Choose one area of endorsement:
5-8 Math, Science, Social Studies, Comm Arts Lit

InactiveSpring 2011

License recommendation from UMD on or before January 1, 2020.

Starting January 1, 2020:

Elementary Education

1-6 Elementary Education

InactiveSummer 1999
Family Life Education

Family Education/Early Childhood Family Education
Family Education/Parent Education
Adult Vocational Parent Education License

InactiveWinter 1994
  • Complete the MN PELSB Licensure via Portfolio option
  • Outreach to a college/university with an approved teacher preparation program in the licensure area seeking to review record and recommend for license.
    • No current direct equivalent licensure programs in Minnesota.  Explore programs with an approved Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 3), Parent & Family Education, Family & Consumer Science, Adult Basic Education license program [that best align with completed emphasis]
Home Economics

InactiveWinter 1992
Keyboarding & Computer Applications

K-8 Keyboard & Computer Applications

InactiveSummer 2014
Kindergarten-Elementary Education

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6 Elementary Education

InactiveSummer 1999
Ojibwe Elementary & Middle School Education

K-8 Elementary Education with specialty in Ojibwe Langue and Culture

Inactive

Spring 2015
Parent & Family EducationAdultInactive
Industrial Technology EducationInactiveWinter 1993
Special Education:  EBD/LD
Naadamaadiwin

K-12 Special Ed:  Emotional Behavioral Disorders

K-12 Special Education:  Learning Disabilities

Inactive December 2013Fall 2013
  • Complete the MN PELSB Licensure via Portfolio option
  • Outreach to a college/university with an approved teacher preparation program in the licensure area seeking to review record and recommend for license.
    • No current direct equivalent licensure programs in Minnesota.  Explore licensure programs with an approved Special Education:  Emotional Behavioral Disorders (grades K-12) OR Special Education:  Learning Disabilities (grades K-12) license program.
Technical Education Major (Industrial)InactiveFall 1996
Technical Education (Comprehensive Vocational)InactiveWinter 1993
Teaching English9-12 EnglishInactiveSummer 1999
Teaching Communication/Theater

9-12 Communication and Theater

InactiveWinter 1992
Teaching Communication

9-12 Communication

InactiveWinter 1992
Theater Education

9-12 Theater

InactiveSummer 1987

*Inactive:  no longer a submitted program for approval with PELSB.