License Requirements

TO APPLY FOR YOUR TEACHING LICENSE YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:


YOUR DEGREE:

Records will begin processing applications for graduation at the end of the semester. It will take approximately 4-6 weeks after student teaching grades are posted for your degree to be posted. Please keep this in mind when starting your application with PELSB as the application fee is only good for 60 days. To see if your degree has been posted/awarded go to MyBSU – E-Services – Academic Records – Unofficial Transcripts – Chronological – Get Academic Record. Once your degree has been posted it will show up at the top of the page as “Awarded on:”.

OFFICIAL SCORES** ON FILE FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • MTLE Basic Skills – Reading ≥ 240   Writing ≥ 240   Math ≥ 240 or
  • ACT – Composite plus Writing ≥ 22   AND   English/Writing ≥ 21 (within 10 years) or
  • SAT – Reading ≥ 510   Writing ≥ 510   Math ≥ 520 (within 10 years) or
  • Minnesota NES Essential Academic Skills Reading ≥ 520  Writing ≥ 520  Math ≥ 520
  • Another state approved Basic Skills Exam:

    https://mn.gov/pelsb/assets/Teacher%20Licensure%20Testing%20Information_tcm1113-321360.pdf 

OFFICIAL SCORES** ON FILE SHOWING YOU HAVE MET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MTLE EXAMS:

  • MTLE Pedagogy (Elementary OR Secondary) ≥ 240 each subtest and
  • MTLE Content Area(s) ≥ 240 each subtest – see the Advising Coordinator to confirm which tests you need to take

Please Note: BSU will need official scores on file. Scores are released about once per month. The MTLE website provides a list of score report dates – based on when you took the tests:
https://www.mtle.nesinc.com/PopUp.aspxf=HTML_FRAG/MNCBTRB_ScoreReportDates.html 

**Scores sent from the testing company to BSU or score reports with bar codes are considered ‘official scores.’


ONCE YOU’VE VERIFIED THE ABOVE ITEMS YOU CAN APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE.