If you would like to be a special education teacher and do not have a bachelor’s degree, you will need to earn one. At some Minnesota colleges and universities, you can earn your bachelor’s degree and be prepared for teacher licensure at the same time.
Other colleges and universities require a fifth year of classes and student teaching. There are opportunities to attend programs that are face-to-face, online, or a combination of the two.
Use the form below to track your progress toward completion.
Complete a baccalaureate degree (or higher).
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.
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.