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Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations

Tests

What tests do I need to take? Testing requirements are dependent on licensure type. Read more about which tests are required for a teaching license in Minnesota.

Passing requirements. Each MTLE examination includes multiple subtests. To pass an examination, candidates must pass each subtest.

Information about each test. Get specific information about a test, including when and where you can take the test, and access preparation materials by selecting the test from the following tables.

Basic Skills Test
Basic Skills
Pedagogy Tests
Pedagogy: Early Childhood (Birth to Grade 3)
Pedagogy: Elementary (Grades K–6)
Pedagogy: Secondary (Grades 5–12)
Content-Area Tests
Agricultural Education (Grades 5–12)
Business (Grades 5–12)
Chemistry (Grades 9–12)
Communication Arts/Literature (Grades 5–12)
Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology (Grades K–12)
Dance (Grades K–12)
Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3)
Earth and Space Science (Grades 9–12)
Elementary Education (Grades K–6)
English as a Second Language (Grades K–12)
Family and Consumer Sciences (Grades 5–12)
Health (Grades 5–12)
Instrumental Classroom Music (Grades K–12)
Library Media Specialist (Grades K–12)
Life Science (Grades 9–12)
Mathematics (Grades 5–12)
Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature (Grades 5–8)
Middle Level Mathematics (Grades 5–8)
Middle Level Science (Grades 5–8)
Middle Level Social Studies (Grades 5–8)
Physical Education (Grades K–12)
Physics (Grades 9–12)
PrePrimary (Age 3 to PreKindergarten)
Reading Teacher (Grades K–12)
Social Studies (Grades 5–12)
Special Education Core Skills (Birth to Age 21)
Technology (Grades 5–12)
Theatre (Grades K–12)
Visual Arts (Grades K–12)
Vocal Classroom Music (Grades K–12)
World Language and Culture: Chinese (Mandarin) (Grades K–12)
Satisfies the testing requirement for both the K–12 license and the K–8 endorsement
World Language and Culture: French (Grades K–12)
Satisfies the testing requirement for both the K–12 license and the K–8 endorsement
World Language and Culture: German (Grades K–12)
Satisfies the testing requirement for both the K–12 license and the K–8 endorsement
World Language and Culture: Spanish (Grades K–12)
Satisfies the testing requirement for both the K–12 license and the K–8 endorsement