Once you have passed all necessary MN licensure examinations (Basic Skills, Content & Pedagogy), completed your coursework with a WSU GPA of 2.75 or higher, and began your student teaching, it is time to start thinking about obtaining a Minnesota teaching license. This process can take awhile, so do not procrastinate! Many districts will not consider you for employment unless you have a license in hand. Keep in mind that even if you plan to teach in a state other than Minnesota, the first step is always to get the Minnesota license. Then, you can research the steps to obtaining a license from out-of-state.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
If you already have a Minnesota license on file, you will want to follow the directions for the Add-On License (pdf).
If you have completed a Minnesota approved teacher preparation program and attempted to take all exams required for a Minnesota License but did not pass one or more of the required tests, then you might want to learn more about the Full-time Limited License (pdf) option. This document also has information about obtaining a Substitute Teaching License.
If you are interested in also becoming licensed in another state, you will need to check the requirements for that state as each state is a bit different. Here is some information about licensure in a few states surrounding Minnesota:
Lastly, if you are interested in obtaining a D/APE (Developmental/Adapted Physical Education) Endorsement (pdf), it would be best to do so before 1.1.2015 as the course requirements will change after that time.