Minnesota State Requirements

Minnesota Teaching License Renewal

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+Renew Your License | State Requirements

The teacher licensure structure changed to tiered licensure on July 1, 2018. Per the MN Professional Educator Licensing & Standards Board, PELSB, MN has created a 4 tier-system for 5-year standard licenses. Teachers on Tiers 3 and 4 need to meet the state requirements for license renewal. 

The renewal of five-year Minnesota teaching/related services licenses requires the completion of 75 clock hours of professional development for Tier 3 renewal and 125 clock hours for Tier 4 renewal which must be locally approved through each school’s continuing education committee. Learners Edge offers both a professional development bundle and continuing education courses to help meet these requirements. 

TheProfessional 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 100continuing education courses for teachers or check out an example plan below. 

  • You can meet your Tier 3 renewal requirements in a number of ways

Example 1: Requirements Plus a Mindfulness Course 

83 hours total 

Example 2: Requirements Plus a Relationships Course

83 hours total 

127 hours total 

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Visit the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board for complete MN educator licensure renewal information and forms.

+Get your 125 clock hours AND work towards salary advancement

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. You can do this in a number of ways by combining credit-based courses with the Hotdish requirement. See the example below. 

131 hours total 

If you’ve met your 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. 

144 hours total 

Need a recommendation? Try one of the following combinations: 

Example 1: Reading Focus 

Example 2: SEL Focus 

+ADVANCE YOUR SALARY

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 the 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 2020, 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: 

  • Positive behavioral intervention strategies 
  • Accommodations, modifications, and adaptations of curriculum and instruction 
  • Reading instruction preparation 
  • Key warning signs of early-onset mental illness 
  • Suicide prevention 
  • Meeting the needs of English learners
  • Cultural Competency Training
**Consider also adding PD 124: Culturally Responsive Teaching: Awareness to Action (This course includes all components of the Cultural Competency Training requirement for Minnesota and is approved by MN PELSB.) 

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

Cultural Competence

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

5111: Mindsets and Skillsets for a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

5006: Building Peace Through Restorative Practices in Schools 

Or 

5849: Raise the Bar: Positive Interventions for Students Who Challenge Us 

Reading Preparation

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

5126: Five Keys to Reading Instruction 

Or 

5040: Increasing Comprehension with Close Reading in Your Classroom

English Language Learners

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

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.