Teacher Licensure Program Overview

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.

Major License Program Status

Recommendation for Licensure:

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

Art Education K-12 Visual Arts Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Anchor to ABS) Birth-12 Autism Spectrum Disorders Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Early Childhood Special Education (Standalone Post Bac) Birth-Age 6 Early Childhood Special Education Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Integrated Elementary & Special Education

K-6 Elementary Education

K-12 Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist

Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Music Education-Instrumental K-12 Instrumental & Classroom Music Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Music Education-Vocal K-12 Vocal & Classroom Music Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Physical Education K-12 Physical Education Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Public Health-School 5-12 Health Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Special Education:  Academic Behavioral Strategist (Standalone Post Bac) K-12 Special Education:  Academic Behavioral Strategist Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching Communication Arts & Literature 5-12 Communication Arts & Literature Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching Earth & Space Science 5-8 General Science & 9-12 Earth & Space Science Approved with MN PELSB UMD
9-12 Earth & Space Science (Standalone Post Bac) 9-12 Earth & Space Science Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching French K-12 World Language & Culture:  French Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching German K-12 World Language & Culture:  German Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching Life Science 5-8 General Science & 9-12 Life Science Approved with MN PELSB UMD
9-12 Life Science (Standalone Post Bac) 9-12 Life Science Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching Mathematics 5-12 Mathematics Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching Physical Science-Chemistry 5-8 General Science & 9-12 Chemistry Approved with MN PELSB UMD
9-12 Chemistry (Standalone Post Bac) 9-12 Chemistry Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching Physical Science-Physics 5-8 General Science & 9-12 Physics Approved with MN PELSB UMD
9-12 Physics (Standalone Post Bac) 9-12 Physics Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching Social Studies 5-12 Social Studies Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Teaching Spanish K-12 World Language & Culture:  Spanish Approved with MN PELSB UMD
Unified Early Childhood Studies

Birth-Age 8 (Grade 3):  Early Childhood

Birth-Age 6:  Early Childhood Special Education

Approved with MN PELSB UMD

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

Program License Program Status
(PELSB)
Last admit term License Recommendation
Outreach to an college/university with a current approved teacher preparation program.
Developmental Disabilities (Anchor to ABS) Birth-12 Developmental Disabilities Inactive as of 6/30/2020 Never admitted students due to low enrollment interest No completers from this program.
5-8 Comm Arts Lit Endorsement 5-8 Communication Arts & Literature Inactive as of 6/30/2018 Spring 2018

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

Starting January 1, 2020:

5-8 Math Endorsement 5-8 Mathematics Inactive as of 6/30/2018 Spring 2018
5-8 Science Endorsement 5-8 Science Inactive as of 6/30/2018 Spring 2018
5-8 Social Studies Endorsement 5-8 Social Studies Inactive as of 6/30/2018 Spring 2018
Early Childcare & Development

Pre-Kindergarten License

Inactive Spring 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

Inactive Spring 2011

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

Starting January 1, 2020:

Elementary Education

1-6 Elementary Education

Inactive Summer 1999
Family Life Education

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

Inactive Winter 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

 

Inactive Winter 1992
Keyboarding & Computer Applications

K-8 Keyboard & Computer Applications

Inactive Summer 2014
Kindergarten-Elementary Education

Kindergarten and Grades 1-6 Elementary Education

Inactive Summer 1999
Ojibwe Elementary & Middle School Education

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

Inactive

Spring 2015
Parent & Family Education Adult Inactive  
Industrial Technology Education   Inactive Winter 1993
Special Education:  EBD/LD
Naadamaadiwin

K-12 Special Ed:  Emotional Behavioral Disorders

K-12 Special Education:  Learning Disabilities

Inactive December 2013 Fall 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)   Inactive Fall 1996
Technical Education (Comprehensive Vocational)   Inactive Winter 1993
Teaching English 9-12 English Inactive Summer 1999
Teaching Communication/Theater

 

9-12 Communication and Theater

Inactive Winter 1992
Teaching Communication

 

9-12 Communication

Inactive Winter 1992
Theater Education

 

9-12 Theater

Inactive Summer 1987

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