Teacher Licensure

Applying for Teacher Licensure

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and Board of Teaching (BOT) have been combined and have been renamed Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (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.

Sampada Lehman
Assistant Registrar, Office of Records and Registration
Administrative Services AS118

Phone: (320) 308-4037
Email: sslehman@stcloudstate.edu

 

Kyle Dirkes
Assistant Registrar, Office of Records and Registration
Administrative Services AS118

Phone: (320) 308-6416
Email: kdirkes@stcloudstate.edu

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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