Get on the fast track to becoming a professionally licensed teacher.
The FasTrack PostBac Secondary Initiative is an accelerated, online/hybrid cohort program designed for students who hold undergraduate or graduate degrees in an area other than education. If you already hold a teaching license, FasTrack is not for you.
FasTrack requires only three face-to-face meetings (in the Twin Cities) per year, so it’s ideal for those who cannot attend an on-campus program.
As soon as you enroll in FasTrack, you may be eligible to begin teaching on a limited license. This will be determined by your school district and the State Board of Teaching, based on the license area and relevant factors.
You can focus on a variety of secondary-level subject areas. If you have previously completed undergraduate or graduate credits in subject areas (math, science, etc.) or education, you may be able to apply them toward the program.*
Click on the links below to learn about required coursework in each area. Before you apply, check your transcripts to see if any of your courses align.
*You must have attained a 2.5 GPA in any previous content and education courses to apply them toward licensure.
**We partner with Special Education to prepare students for licensure. Please note that the 33-34 Special Education credits are in addition to the 23 credits in the FasTrack PostBac SEP courses.
*** Offered in conjunction with St. Cloud State.
Upon full acceptance and successful completion of all requirements, coursework and student teaching, Bemidji State University will recommend you for licensure to the Minnesota Board of Teaching. There is no portfolio development.
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