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Minnesota

 

Calvin alumni report little trouble with obtaining the Minnesota license.

Elementary teachers may need to take an additional course about human relations and Native Americans in Minnesota.

You may need to have documented student teaching experience in each major and minor subject area that you wish to be certified to teach.

All applicants for a Minnesota initial teaching license must take and pass the Minnesota Basic Skills test in order to receive a teaching license. You may take this test before you graduate from Calvin. Out-of-state applicants for a Minnesota teaching license must submit passing scores for the MTTC Basic Skills or Professional Readiness Exam as part of the licensure application.

Additional subject area state tests may also be required. A temporary license is available so that you may begin teaching while you take care of these additional requirements (the Basic Skills tests must be passed in order to obtain the temporary license).

Disclaimer: States may change their teacher certification rules at any time. Therefore, contact the staff at the website below to obtain the most up-to-date information.

Minnesota Department of Education

Contact the Teacher Certification Office at (616) 526-6208 or certification@calvin.edu