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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Licensure Application Process

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General Information

The university recommends candidates for licensure to a state upon the satisfactory completion of a licensure program. Students need to make application for a Minnesota teaching license at the close of the term in which they graduate. The College of Education, 118 Armstrong Hall, coordinates the licensure process.


  • Candidates must meet all program requirements, including coursework, core assessments, clinical experiences, and professional dispositions
  • Successful completion of the Praxis I (PPST) examination of skills in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Successful completion of the Praxis II pedagogy and/or content examination.
  • Minnesota state law requires that all candidates be fingerprinted
  • A conduct review statement will also need to be completed and signed.


  • There is a $31 fee for the criminal background check.
  • The fee for the issuance of a State of Minnesota teaching license is $57.

For Further Information

Faculty Responsibility

  • Remain current on licensing requirements
  • Serve as resource for questions