DLiTE is a comprehensive elementary education licensure program for both rural and urban students who cannot attend a full-time, campus-based teacher education program. It is a six semester course of study that culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and teacher license eligibility. New cohorts start each Spring (January) and Fall (August-September).

This is a three year program, regardless of what degrees applicants hold. Online learning will involve using the web-based instructional management system‚ D2L Brightspace. Because DLiTE is a degree program, most students have financial aid eligibility.

Learn more about the DLiTE course of study. Tuition is approximately $330/credit including fees (spring 2021 rate).

In-Person Meetings

Face-to-face meetings are mandatory attendance and take place at North Hennepin Community College – Brooklyn Park, MN (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022). We meet each August, December and May to start the courses and take each semester’s finals. The meetings typically run Friday-Sunday.

Student Teaching

Student teaching is completed the last semester of the program and is done in person in a K-6 public elementary school. Teaching assignments are given to students in areas near where they live.


If you have questions regarding education transfer credits or need advising, please contact our DLiTE Advisor, Lisa Krall. Please be sure to view the Program of Study which lists the specific courses and credits, and check your transfer courses for equivalencies prior to making the call. Given the nature of this Minnesota state licensure program, it is rare for education courses to be transferred into the major without significant alignment in teaching standards.

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