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Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLE)

The Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) became the statewide means of assessing the Basic Skills, Pedagogical, and Content Area knowledge of Minnesota K-12 teacher candidates. These new exams align with state Board of Teaching (BOT) rules and standards.

The state requires teacher candidates to take the MTLE Basic Skills tests (Reading, Writing and Math) before they can be admitted to a teacher preparation program. 

Pedagogy and Content Area tests are taken towards the end of the program. 

Consult the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams website for more information.  

Praxis Exam Substitutions and End Dates

If you have a passing score from a Praxis Basic Skills Test taken prior to September 1, 2010, the MN Board of Teaching will accept the scores until December 31, 2015.