Elementary Ed. (DLiTE)

Distributed Learning in Teacher Education (DLiTE) is a three-year online Bachelor of Science program that prepares students to earn their K-6 teacher licensure.

DLiTE combines online learning with three face-to-face meetings each year in the Minneapolis area. This blended approach offers both convenience and opportunities for professional collaboration. The program meets all Minnesota Board of Teaching requirements. It is ideal for rural and urban students who, for various reasons, cannot attend an on-campus program.

To comply with licensure requirements, SEP (Standards of Effective Practice) courses taken at other institutions will not be accepted as transfer equivalencies for DLiTE or FasTrack. All ED SEP courses must be taken through Bemidji State University.

Courses that can be considered for substitution approval are 100% transfer equivalencies for: MATH 1011, MATH 1013, HLTH 3400/5400, and HLTH 4100.

Program Highlights


Students must have the BSU liberal education requirement met via BSU courses, or an AA Liberal Arts degree (or higher), or a complete MN Transfer Curriculum, and a 3.0 or higher cumulative transfer GPA to be eligible for admission. Follow this link for testing requirements for admission.

Elementary Education (BS) major requirements

63 required credits – view catalog for requirements.

Delivery Options

DLiTE includes online courses, plus three face-to-face sessions each year. Face-to-face meetings are typically 1 to 3 days in length, and occur on the Anoka-Ramsey Community College campus in Coon Rapids, MN.


DLiTE Program Coordinator Mirlande Erickson dlite@bemidjistate.edu
Phone: (800) 723-3567
Direct: (763) 433-1484
Fax: (763) 433- 1485