Testing Requirements

Minnesota requires successful completion of MTLE Pedagogy and MTLE Content licensure exams for initial teacher licensure. Please see the Teacher Licensure Testing Guide form found on our Advising page for more information.

TO REGISTER FOR THE MINNESOTA NES EXAMS VISIT:
http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/Home.aspx

For a complete list of Minnesota licensure exams visit:
http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Tests.html

This website also contains free study materials for each test, listed under “Preparation Materials” and “MTLE Elements.”

More Options: For a complete and current list of Basic Skills options, please visit the Minnesota Board of Teaching website: http://mn.gov/board-of-teaching/beaneducator/licensureexams/

Note: At this time, Minnesota requires passing scores for the basic skills requirement prior to issuing a Tier 4 license.
A list of testing options is available on the PELSB website (i.e.: ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.).

Updated 07/15/2021


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