If you are changing careers and already have your bachelor’s degree (or higher), you will need to meet the following requirements to be a fully licensed special education teacher.
Use the form below to track your progress toward completion.
Take and pass the Minnesota Teacher License Examinations (MTLE) Basic Skills Tests.
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) Pedagogy Tests and Special Education Content Tests.
Log into the Minnesota Online Licensing System to begin your submission of your application for a Minnesota teaching license.
Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.