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Admission to Blocks:
A signed post baccalaureate contract does not guarantee admission to the program that leads to the license you are seeking. Upon the completion of lower division coursework and additional requirements, (which includes work with students and completion of the basic skills tests) an application to the program can be submitted.
Licensure Recommendation and UMD Enrollment Requirements:
- Post baccalaureate candidates seeking initial licensure must complete a minimum of 18 credits of professional education at UMD, including a semester of student teaching, in order to be recommended for licensure by UMD.
MTLE Testing Requirements:
- Applying for an initial license must complete the MTLE Basic Skills Exam, Content Exams and Pedagogy Exams
- Adding a licensure field to an existing Minnesota teaching license must complete the appropriate Content‐Area Test exam for the added field.
Out of State Licensure Recommendation:
- Out‐of‐state teaching license applicants requesting Minnesota teaching licensing requirements ‐ if you received a letter from the Minnesota Board of Teaching, please attach this letter with your post baccalaureate evaluation request. A minimum of 3 credits of student teaching to allow for evaluation by UMD faculty is required.
MN Board of Teaching Program Approval:
- The University of Minnesota Duluth is required to complete a program review process with the MN Board of Teaching every two years. UMD reserves the right to modify a signed post‐baccalaureate contract if licensure requirements must be added to meet state‐mandated standards.