Portfolio Process Discontinued
Due to budget reductions and policy changes, the Licensure via Portfolio process has been discontinued. Interested candidates and past candidates who were unsuccessful are encouraged to contact a Minnesota college or university to complete a teacher preparation program. Many programs are offered in flexible formats to accommodate candidates.
In 2011, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the creation of alternative programs that will eventually offer new options (though, to date, no programs have been created by eligible providers). A list of Minnesota colleges and universities offering programs can be found on the Train to Become a Teacher in Minnesota page.