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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Licensure Information

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/eec/programs/licensure/licinfo.html

Completion of the Reading Licensure program qualifies you for a K-12 Reading Teacher Licensure Endorsement added on to your current licensure. Licensure endorsement does not occur automatically through graduation and the awarding of a diploma. The university recommends Minnesota licensure endorsement upon completion of all program and licensure requirements. 

Note: General information about the MTLE, test locations, and testing windows is available at http://www.mtle.nesinc.com/.

 Students need to make application for a Minnesota license endorsement at the close of the term in which they graduate. The College of Education, 118 Armstrong Hall, coordinates the licensure process.

Licensing Process Information

Tips for Completing the Form:

  • The name of the licensure field is K-12 Reading Teacher.
  • When marking the degree level, you should mark either Masters or Fifth year. It is not a specialist degree.
  • Visit the website http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/Licen/index.html  (scroll down to “Application to Add a Field to an Existing Minnesota License” (under “Forms for Processes Not Yet Available Online”).
  • Complete the form, print and attach it with the required processing fee and submit it to:
  • Gail Orcutt

    Licensure Coordinator

    118 Armstrong Hall (College of Education Dean's Office).

    Mankato, Minnesota 56001

If you have any further questions please contact Gail Orcutt at gail.orcutt@mnsu.edu or (507)-389-1216.

Graduate Certificate Award

If you are enrolled in the graduate certificate program for reading, we strongly recommend that you complete the Application for Graduation form. The completed form should be sent to your advisor for signature. There is no fee involved, but you will receive evidence of completion of the program.