• Transfer a completed Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), AA Liberal Arts, BS or BA degree from a regionally-accredited institution, OR complete the BSU liberal education requirements prior to DLiTE acceptance.
  • Preferred cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher*
  • Submit a 500-word essay titled “Why Teach?” in APA format with the proper citation of at least one source.
  • Submit a professional recommendation from an individual who can speak to your interaction with children, or who can speak to your experience in education, training, or mentoring.
  • Submit your signed/completed DLiTE-Mentor-Application.

The application steps are outlined in more detail in the APPLICATION PROCESS.

*Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 will be considered. Please submit your essay and professional recommendation for full consideration to the program.

If English is not your native language, you must submit an official copy of your TOEFL scores directly to Bemidji State Admissions from ETS. Minimum score of 500 (173 on Computer-Based Test, 61 on the Internet-Based Test) is required for undergraduates and 550 (213 on Computer Based Test, 80 on the Internet-Based Test) for graduate students. TOEFL has updated information on worldwide test availability list that indicates, by city, dates when seats are available for both the TOEFL iBT and paper-based test. TOEFL test code for Bemidji State University: 6676.

Endorsement Areas

This program offers an elective option for an endorsement in middle level (5-8) math, communication arts, or social studies. Most of these classes can be taken either before or during the program, and many are available during the summer. Some of these courses are offered online, but some are only offered in-person in Bemidji. Endorsement courses may be taken through BSU, or pre-approved courses can be completed at one of our partner schools and transferred.

Endorsement Options