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Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations

What Tests Do I Need to Take?

As of September 2010, the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations are the sole means of assessing the basic skills, pedagogical, and content-area knowledge of Minnesota K–12 teacher candidates. All candidates for an initial license will be required to pass the MTLE Basic Skills test as well as pedagogy and content-area tests. If you are already licensed and adding another license, you only have to take the content knowledge test in the new licensure field. Review the following documents to learn more about these new requirements:


For more information regarding Minnesota educator licensure requirements, visit the Minnesota Department of Education website at Link opens in a new window..