Overview of Minnesota Testing Requirements

Important Information

As of 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. Candidates cannot take the Praxis® tests for Minnesota licensure, and passing scores for tests taken prior to that date are no longer accepted. As of January 1, 2016, only MTLE scores are accepted.

Out of State Candidates

As of August 12, 2016, Minnesota began accepting the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests for candidates trained outside of Minnesota to meet the Minnesota Basic Skills Requirement. The qualifying score requirements for the Core tests are listed in the table below.

praxis testing for Minnesota
For candidates trained outside of MinnesotaYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All Licensure Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 150

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