Overview of Minnesota Testing Requirements

Important Information

Beginning September 1, 2010, the state of Minnesota requires candidates for educator certification to take the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE). If you are a new candidate for educator certification, please visit the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT) website for further information.

Beginning September 1, 2010, candidates cannot take the Praxis® for Minnesota licensure. However, if you have a passing score from a test taken prior to September 1, 2010, the BOT will accept the scores for the time periods listed below:

If you completed a Minnesota licensure program and took the test before September 1, 2010, the Board of Teaching will accept passing scores on the following tests:

  • Praxis basic skills tests (reading, writing, mathematics) until December 31, 2015. Beginning January 1, 2016, only MTLE basic skills passing scores will be accepted.
  • Praxis pedagogy and content knowledge tests will be accepted until August 31, 2012. Beginning September 1, 2012, only MTLE pedagogy and content knowledge passing scores will be accepted.

If you complete a Minnesota licensure program between September 1, 2010, and August 31, 2012, AND took the test prior to September 1, 2010, the Board of Teaching will accept passing scores on the following tests:

  • Praxis basic skills tests (reading, writing, mathematics) until December 31, 2015. Beginning January 1, 2016, only MTLE basic skills passing scores will be accepted.
  • Praxis pedagogy and content knowledge tests will be accepted until December 31, 2015. Beginning January 1, 2016, only MTLE pedagogy and content knowledge passing scores will be accepted.

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