April 16, 2018

Minnesota Teacher Certification

Average Teacher Salary: $48,489
Average State Salary for All Jobs: $44,100

Coursework and Preparation Programs You’ll Need:

You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree before you can teach in Minnesota schools. There are no special undergraduate coursework requirements in individual subject areas for Minnesota teacher certification. You will, however, need to complete a Minnesota-approved teacher preparation program.
For a list of alternative teaching certification preparation programs, see the National Center for Alternative Certification Web site.


For teacher certification in Minnesota, you’ll need to take the following test for basic teaching skills:
PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test) Official Site | Praxis 1 Test
You’ll also need to take the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) portion of the
Praxis 2 Exams Official Site | Praxis 2 Test
and one or more of the Praxis II tests in specific subject areas.

Facts about Minnesota Teacher Certification

Differential pay support is available for teachers in high needs subject areas.
After teaching in Minnesota for three years, a teacher becomes eligible for tenure.

For Further Information

You can contact the Minnesota Department of Education about teacher certification at this address:
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266

Or you can call at 651-582-8200 .
In addition, the following official Web sites have information about the Minnesota teacher certification process:

Minnesota Department of Education
Educator Licensing