Teacher Licensure

Applying for Teacher Licensure

The Minnesota Department of Education Educator Licensing Division and the Minnesota Board of Teaching were merged to form the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). All licensing for educators is managed through the PELSB.

St. Cloud State University urges you to apply for Teacher Licensure as soon as you complete the program and additional requirements. Please note: Standards for teaching licensure change over time and although you may qualify for a Minnesota Teaching License today, additional course work, testing, etc. may be required to fulfill the required teaching licensure standards in the future.

Applying for your license

Current St. Cloud State University Students

One semester prior to the term you expect to graduate from your teaching degree, please review the requirements for the MN teacher licensure application process.

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Returning Students

Previous graduates of St. Cloud State University who are for the first time applying for a Minnesota license will need to apply for Tiered Licensure. To qualify you must meet current required standards in coursework, testing and/or other requirements.

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