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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.

Essential Academic Skills (EAS) Test
Minnesota NES Essential Academic Skills (EAS)
Content-Area Tests
Agricultural Education (Grades 5–12)
Business (Grades 5–12)
Chemistry (Grades 9–12)
Communication Arts/Literature (Grades 5–12) retiring 8/25/2019
Communication Arts/Literature (Grades 5–12) for testing 8/26/2019 & after
Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology (Grades K–12)
Dance (Grades K–12)
Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3) retiring 8/25/2019
Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3) for testing 8/26/2019 & after
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) retiring 8/25/2019
Instrumental Classroom Music (Grades K–12) for testing 8/26/2019 & after
Library Media Specialist (Grades K–12)
Life Science (Grades 9–12)
Mathematics (Grades 5–12) retiring 8/25/2019
Mathematics (Grades 5–12) for testing 8/26/2019 & after
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) retiring 8/25/2019
Reading Teacher (Grades K–12) for testing 8/26/2019 & after
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