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Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLE)

The Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) became the statewide uniform means of assessing the basic skills, pedagogical, and content-area knowledge of Minnesota K-12 teacher candidates. These new exams  fully align with state Board of Teaching (BOT) rules and standards.

MTLE assessments include multiple subtests, each with its own response and/or other technology-supported test items, to assess candidates' knowledge and skills based on the test objectives. For detailed information concerning these assessments, consult the specific test information through the MTLE website.

Candidates who do not pass one or more subtests will have to retake just the portion that they did not pass.  If you wish to retake a subtest, you must complete the registration process again.  You must wait a minimum of 45 days before retaking the subtest.  You may take a test or subtest as many times as needed.

Consult the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams website for more information.  

Praxis Exam Substitutions and End Dates

If you have a passing score from a Basic Skills Test taken prior to September 1, 2010, the MN Board of Teaching will accept the scores for the time periods designated on the corresponding Basic Skills Test page.

Exam Requirement Updates and Alterations

Please check regularly for alterations to the Professional Education requirements concerning licensure exams.