If you hold a valid, five-year Minnesota teaching license in an area other than special education (e.g., social studies, language arts, elementary education), you will need to meet the following requirements to be a fully licensed special education teacher.
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Complete a Board of Teaching-approved teacher licensure program (probably at the graduate level). View State-Approved Special Education Teacher Licensure Programs.
Take and pass the Minnesota Teacher License Examinations (MTLE) Special Education Content Tests (you don’t need to take the Pedagogy Tests again).
Complete an Application to Add a Field to an Existing Minnesota License. Return to MDE Licensing with the $62.70 fee.
Summer Food Service Program Refresher Workshop - March 26
The workshop will focus on program updates and discussion of key problem areas. Who should attend? Existing sponsors and staff who are interested in a quick review and information on program changes and updates. Where? Minnesota Department of Education in Roseville. Conference Center B - Room CC16.