Minnesota State Requirements

Minnesota Teaching License Renewal

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The renewal of five-year Minnesota teaching/related services licenses requires the completion of 125 clock hours of professional development that have been locally approved through each school’s continuing education committee.

Learners Edge offers both a professional development bundle and continuing education courses to help meet this requirement.

The Professional Development License Renewal bundle covers each of the Minnesota mandatory teaching license renewal requirements. This is an ideal option for those interested in meeting their renewal areas through a convenient online course format, while earning 25 clock hours upon completion. To meet your remaining 100 hours, explore more than 100 continuing education courses for teachers!


The teacher licensure structure changed to tiered licensure on July 1, 2018.

Per the MN Professional Educator Licensing & Standards Board, PELSB:

5-year standard license—MN has created a new 4 tier- system. Teachers on Tiers 3 and 4 need to meet the state requirements for license renewal.

If your license expires on June 30, 2019, apply for renewal to a Tier 4 after January 1, 2019.

If your license expires 2020-2023, you will automatically convert to Tier 4.

Five-year standard licenses that were set to expire June 30, 2018 were extended to June 30, 2019. If, after this extension, your license now expires on June 30, 2019, you may apply for licensure renewal starting January 1, 2019. After you renew your five-year standard license, on July 1, 2019, it will be converted to a Tier 4 license. 

Refer to the MN Tiered Licensure Infographic to learn more about renewal.


Visit the Minnesota Department of Education website for complete MN educator licensure renewal information and forms.

+Get your 125 clock hours - includes mandatory MN teaching license renewal requirements

A perfect choice for those Minnesota educators needing to meet their 125 clock hours that includes the mandatory MN teaching license renewal requirements.

Course                                                                                                                                                      Clock hours            

Hotdish:  Meeting MN Teacher License Renewal Requirements                                                     25                                

3-Credit Continuing Education Course (for credit)                                                                                         72    

Professional Development Course                                                                                                      10                                

Professional Development Course                                                                                                      10                                

Professional Development Course                                                                                                      10                               

TOTAL                                                                                                                                                       127 

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+Get your 125 clock hours AND work towards salary advancement

Option B

A perfect choice for Minnesota educators needing to meet their 125 clock hours (includes mandatory MN teaching license renewal requirements) AND gain continuing education credits toward potential salary advancement.

Course                                                                                                                                            Clock hours        

Hotdish:  Meeting MN Teacher License Renewal Requirements                                                   25                                

3-Credit Continuing Education Course (for credit)                                                                                       72         

2-Credit Continuing Education  Course (for credit)                                                                                       48       

TOTAL                                                                                                                                                   145   

 

Option C

The best choice for Minnesota educators that have met their  mandatory MN teaching license renewal requirements and are looking for continuing education graduate credits to meet both the MN state clock hour renewal requirements AND earn continuing education graduate credits for potential salary advancement.

Course                                                                                                                                              Clock hours     

3-Credit Continuing Education Course (for credit)                                                                                         72       

3-Credit Continuing Education Course (for credit)                                                                                         72  

TOTAL                                                                                                                                                     144

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You'll find our graduate level courses to be relevant, engaging and highly applicable to your classroom or school setting…the perfect option to meet your salary advancement needs. Simply select the course(s), session, and a University Partner. Make sure to explore our pricing discounts.

If you need assistance with submission of a district approval form, course mapping or timelines, we’re happy to help. Our Advisory team is here to help you succeed!

+CREDIT CONVERSION

The renewal of five-year Minnesota teaching/related services licenses requires the completion of 125 clock hours of professional development that have been locally approved through each school’s continuing education committee.

Learners Edge offers both a professional development bundle and continuing education courses to help meet the Minnesota requirement.

The conversion of credits to Minnesota clock hours is:

  • 1 credit = 24 clock hours
  • 2 credits = 48 clock hours
  • 3 credits = 72 clock hours
+UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

Learners Edge continuing education courses are approved by our regionally accredited universities and colleges from throughout the United States. These partners provide official transcripts, letter grades and graduate credit for successfully completed Learners Edge courses.

When selecting your course, choose any of our CAEP and/or regionally accredited graduate credit university partners to gain the semester hours of credit.

+Recommended Courses

Learners Edge offers both a professional development bundle and continuing education courses to help meet your requirements.

The Professional Development License Renewal bundle, updated for 2019, covers each of the Minnesota mandatory teaching license renewal requirements. This is an ideal option for those interested in meeting their renewal areas through a convenient online course format, while earning 25 clock hours upon completion.

Read more on Renewal Requirements for Tiered Licensure.

The Hotdish bundle includes: 

  • Further Reading Preparation
  • Key Warning Signs of Early Onset Mental Illnesses in Children and Adolescents
  • Strategies for Suicide Prevention
  • Best Practices for Teaching English Learners (ESL or ELL) -- Include this documentation in  your Reflective Practice Essay*

Please note: Course components designed to meet requirements for license renewal in 2020 and beyond on the topic of Cultural Competency are coming soon! If you just can’t wait or are planning ahead, you can always meet the majority of the renewal requirements with the Hotdish bundle and then take our PD 124: Culturally Responsive Teaching: Awareness to Action.

*Individuals who have not taught in Minnesota during the five-year licensure period are exempt from the Reflective Practice Essay requirement.


If selecting graduate credit courses to meet your Minnesota renewal requirements, we recommend these great options. 

Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

737: Effective Classroom Management
993: Shaping Respectful, Responsible Learners in Your Classroom

Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

854: Caring for the Mental Health of Your Students - Register for this course if needing to meet the suicide component. 

Reading Preparation

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

653: Reaching Young Readers: Improving Reading Skills K-3
760: Literacy Essentials: Building Comprehension in the Primary Grades
5040: Increasing Comprehension with Close Reading in Your Classroom
880: Building Successful Readers in All Content Areas

English Language Learners

Learners Edge suggested course to address this requirement:

842: Achieving Success with English Language Learners
5025: Making Content Accessible for Your English Language Learners

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Minnesota license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Minnesota license renewal process.