Licensure via Portfolio provides an alternative application process for a full professional Minnesota education license. The portfolio process assesses knowledge, skills and competencies of license applicants who have teaching experience but have not completed an approved teacher preparation program in Minnesota in the licensure field or scope sought. Current licensure standards and procedures, which assess teacher competence, form the basis for the portfolio process. The portfolio process uses the Minnesota Board of Teaching's standards for teacher licensure. Read the standards for teacher licensure on the Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes website.
Portfolio Eligibility Determinations Suspended
Due to restructuring of portfolio requirements, guidelines and tools for electronic compilation, eligibility determinations have been suspended. New applications for eligibility will be not be accepted until further notice.
Portfolio Submission for Approved Applicants
Individuals already determined eligible to pursue an application for licensure via portfolio may submit portfolios under the existing guidelines during scheduled submission windows. You will find available submission windows listed on the current Notice of Intent to Submit form, available for download. Contact us using the e-mail link provided if you have questions. You may use the link on the right to subscribe to this page for updates.
Portfolio Payment Submission
In 2008, the Minnesota Board of Teaching implemented a nonrefundable fee for each portfolio submitted for review. The fee is $300 for the first portfolio and $200 for each portfolio submitted thereafter. Review fees must be submitted electronically through the Minnesota Department of Education’s online payment system. Do not submit payment for submission of a portfolio until you have received confirmation of portfolio acceptance. This is a nonrefundable fee.