One-year Full Professional License (MN)

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One-year Full Professional License (MN)

The One-year Full Professional License is for those who have not finished an approved teacher program or completed all required exams.
License Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Minnesota
Contact Phone: 651-582-8691
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Must have at least a minor in the Content Language. Applicants must pass required exams to upgrade to Full License.

As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching

Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll in a teacher program.

Other listed languages: Norwegian, Native American: Ojibwe, Swedish

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Online at:

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher
Confirmation of Enrollment in Internship
Confirmation of Mentor

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required

Background Check
Online at:

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information found at

Limited license may be renewed a maximum of 4 times to allow teacher to finish tests and human relations course under the Full Professional Teachers License.

Application information:
Fingerprint card requests available from Student Services, 612-625-3339; or Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Personnel Licensing, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113; 651-582-8691.

Teacher must agree to terms of certification.

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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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