If you hold a valid, five-year Minnesota teaching license in an area other than special education (e.g., social studies, language arts, elementary education), you will need to meet the following requirements to be a fully licensed special education teacher.
Use the form below to track your progress and keep moving forward!
Complete a Board of Teaching-approved teacher licensure program (probably at the graduate level). View State-Approved Special Education Teacher Licensure Programs.
Take and pass the Minnesota Teacher License Examinations (MTLE) Special Education Content Tests (you don’t need to take the Pedagogy Tests again).
Complete an Application to Add a Field to an Existing Minnesota License. Return to MDE Licensing with the $62.70 fee.
Putting the Innovation in STEM
How do we promote creativity within STEM programs for highly able learners? Join us Tuesday, Oct. 13, for this unique workshop. Participants will work with three experts in innovation through creativity. Discover strategies that encourage youth to be makers and to see the world as something they are actively helping to create. Learn how to incorporate creativity and assessment into daily classroom practices.