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.
Use the form below to track your progress and keep moving forward!
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.
Full-Day Kindergarten Implementation Seminar
Register now for Transformational Full-Day Kindergarten Teachers: Motivating the Learner in EVERY Child. The Minnesota Department of Education is hosting a seminar on October 21, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Districts and charter schools are invited to learn effective practices for full-day kindergarten implementation, with a special emphasis on working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and students in poverty. For additional information, contact Debbykay Peterson.