School Library Connection


Contact Information

Minnesota Department of Education
Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
1500 Highway 36 West, Suite 300
Roseville, MN 55113-4266


Phone: 651-582-8691

Minnesota Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: This can be used if the tests were taken and passed before September 1, 2010. Currently, the MTLE Library Media Specialist Content Area Tests Numbers 101 and 102 are required for licensure.

Other Testing Needed: Yes, Minnesota Teacher Licensing Exams (MTLE). All initial candidates are required to take and pass the Basic Skills, Pedagogy and Content Area Tests. 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.

Description: Minnesota offers a teaching certificate or an endorsement in library media.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

The criteria for eligible individuals are:

Reciprocity: Minnesota does not practice reciprocity with all states. However, Minnesota has reciprocity arrangements with Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin, in accepting human relations programs for licensure purposes. In addition, a human relations program completed in another state will be accepted if it was taken as part of a recent teacher education program and is comparable to Minnesota requirements. Peace Corps and Teacher Corps experiences meet the Minnesota human relations requirements when documented.

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