The information on this page is provided as guidance for educators trained or licensed outside of Minnesota. If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Licensing Division.
New Minnesota Law Pertaining to Licensing: Effective Immediately!
New legislation requires all applicants for a Minnesota initial teaching license to take and pass the Minnesota Basic Skills test in order to receive a teaching license. The new law goes into effect immediately. Along with meeting standard eligibility requirements for Minnesota licensure, in-state and out-of-state applicants for a Minnesota teaching license must submit passing scores for the Basic Skills test as part of the licensure application. View the Teacher Testing Requirements and Testing Chart below.
We are currently updating our online application system to reflect those changes, and are actively working to notify all applicants who may be affected by the change. We appreciate your patience as we implement these changes and encourage you to contact us with any questions.