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DLiTE Program
Bemidji State University
ARCC - Coon Rapids Campus
11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW #H-137
Coon Rapids, MN  55433

Phone: (800) 723-3567
Direct: (763) 433-1484
Fax: (763) 433- 1485

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Distributed Learning in Teacher Education (DLiTE)

Apply NOW!  Our Spring 2015 cohort begins January 2015!

Attend one of our Online Information Sessions and learn more!

Online elementary teacher licensure with option for middle level endorsement.  This program meets all the Minnesota Board of Teaching requirements.

Distance Online Learning and Face-to-Face Classroom Experiences

The DLiTE program is an online elementary education teacher licensure program, cohort-based, 6-semester course of study that culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  This program was developed as a comprehensive, blended-technologies elementary education program for rural and urban students who, for various reasons, cannot attend a campus-based teacher education program.  A new cohort begins each Fall and Spring.

Nearly all of the courses in our program are offered in a hybrid format, which means that a portion of each class is conducted in a face-to-face setting (in Minneapolis three times each year) while the remainder is completed online.  It is a mandatory requirement while in the program for students to meet f2f to start their courses and to take their finals each semester.  This is a three year program, regardless of having an AA or BS, BA degree.

Online learning will involve using a Web-based instructional management system - Desire to Learn. The DLiTE program is known as a hybrid model and therefore provides opportunities for financial aid.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed AA Degree, MnTC, BS, BA, or More (from a regionally accredited institution)
  • Meet or Exceed Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • MTLE Basic Skills Test Taken Prior to Start Date
  • Secure Mentor

Ready to Learn How to Get Started?  Click here to learn the Admissions process for the DLiTE Program

Are you wondering if online is right for you?  Click HERE for a few helpful tips

What a recent graduate had to say:

"Just a quick note to let you know that....I GOT A JOB!!!!  Woo Hoo!  I am so thrilled!  I will be working for the district that I student taught in as a 6th grade teacher!  All of my hard work has paid off!

I just wanted to thank you and the DLiTE Program for everything you have done for me!  I would not be here today, celebrating my new job as a TEACHER, without all of you that supported me and encouraged me along the way!  I don't think I will everybe able to thank you enough for everything you have taught me! 

One of the things that I did in student teaching was impress the district with my wonderful technology skills!  I was even asked to give a district presentation on my lessons that used technology!  So...words of advice to pass on to students in the program right now...Keep trying new things and don't be afraid to think outside the box!  That's what the schools want!  They want teachers that take the initiative to encourage and inspire students in new exciting ways! 

Thanks again for everything you have done for me!  I will keep you posted on my new adventures in teaching!"   ~  Mandy B.

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Features of the Program


Student-selected teacher mentors are a mandatory requirement for our students giving them opportunity to work in real classroom settings. The teacher mentors provide a unique support system as they follow the student through the program.   Visit the "Mentor" tab to learn more.


E-Mentoring is provided by faculty through D2L, email, FAX, and telephone as needed. It is not uncommon to interact one-on-one with the professor three or four times a week!


Do you still need courses towards your AA degree? Our partner institutions offer many online opportunities to help you complete your coursework.