Other Licensure TypesPage address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/licensure/district_licensure.html
You only need to wait until your grades post for your class to submit your application.
Your first step is to get the acutal applicaiton form from the PELSB website. Then submit the appliciaton and payment to us at the University. In addition to those two items you will need attach a post-it-note to your application with your University Tech Id# on it. You will NOT need to request a Minnesota State University, Mankato transcript. We will provide it.
For the application you will need to visit the PELSB website.
*If you have a regular licensure then you will be using the Tier 3, Tier 4 application. You will then mail all your documents to us here at the University. We will review it and send it to PELSB.
Mail your application to:
For the application and details on what you qualify for you will need to visit the PELSB website.
When you submit your application you will need to attach a note with the following information:
- Your University Tech ID#
- That you are applying for School Counseling
- What semester you completed your program
- If you've had a name change
You will mail your application, note and fingerprints to:
Note: Students currently in the program will receive directions in their final semester of their program. Returning students who did not apply their final semester will need to be aware that it may take 4 weeks or longer to complete verification at the University.
For the application and directions on how to apply you will need to visit the PELSB website.
We ask that in addition to directions found on the PELSB website that you attach a post-it-note to your application with your University Tech Id# on it. You will NOT need to request a Minnesota State University, Mankato transcript. We will provide it.
*If you already have regular licensure then you will be using the Tier 3, Tier 4 application. You will then mail all your documents to us here at the University. We will review it and send it to PELSB. Click here for address.
Note: Students currently in the program will recieve directions in their final semester of their program. Returning students who did not apply their final semester will need to be aware that it may take 3 to 4 weeks to complete the verfication at the University.
You graduated from MNSU with a teaching degree more than four years ago but never applied for licensure for various reasons. This process will also apply to those individuals who recieved a Limited Licensure (before the year 2016) and never finished the process to Standard Licensure. You are now ready to apply for licensure. Before you go through the application process please note that you may not qualify for licensure. You were qualified for licensure on the date that you graduated unfortunately standards for teaching evolve and change therefore you may have to take additional coursework, testing, and/or other requirements in order to meet today’s standards.
Your First Step
Most* candidates will need to E-MAIL Scott Page in KSP with a full explanation of your circumstances. Make sure to attach a copy of your transcripts for evaluation of your coursework. The KSP department will evaluate your KSP coursework. After that they will then contact your specific area of licensure and have them evaluate your Licensure Area course work. They will contact you to let you know if you qualify for licensure or which additional courses you will need to take. This is not a quick process you will need to allow 4 weeks or longer for this evaluation to be completed.
*Special Education applicants will need to follow the same process as above but instead email the program contact for their specfic area. Make sure to include all of the following, click here. Elementary Education majors will need to follow the same process as above but instead email Karen Colum
Make note that if you did not follow the previous step to confirm that you have all the coursework up to date you will be responsible if your payment to PELSB is forfeited. You will still need to have your coursework evaluated and if it is determined that you do not qualify for licensure your application and materials will be returned to you.
ATTENTION: If your course work is older than seven years it MAY be too old to be valid anymore. This cannot be officially determined until your coursework is evaluated course by course when you apply for Licensure. There is also a rule about Student Teaching no longer being valid after 10 years.
Before you officially apply for licensure you will also need to update yourself on testing requirements to find out if you meet testing requirements. Please visit our MTLE webpage for more information.
Only after you have completed the courses or the requirements that both KSP and the Content Advisor have instucted you on and you have completed all your licensure exams do you actually apply for licensure. You will then follow directions on this webpage.
You graduated or have had some schooling and want to come back to get a Teaching Degree. Your first step will be to contact the KSP department. For a full list of our Licensure programs visit our Licensure Area Webpage . Make sure to be very detailed of what you are seeking and make sure to include copies of your transcripts to the email.
If you were licensed in another state and are now seeking licensure in Minnesota your first step will be to contact PELSB directly at 651-539-4200. They will indicate what you need to do for Licensure. If they say that you need to contact a University for licensure and you have chosen Minnesota State University, Mankato then you need to find the specific contact in your licensure area. Please go to our Licensure Areas webpage for that list. Then you will need to E-MAIL the contact with a full explanation of your circumstances. Make sure to attach a copy of all your transcripts for evaluation of your coursework. This is not a quick process you will need to allow 4 weeks or longer for this evaluation to be completed.
If you are interested in becoming licensed in another state, you will need to check with that specific states department of education and their requirements for Licensure. Each state has different requirements you will have to meet. Many states will require an Institutional Verification Form. If the state requires this form, they will provide it to you as part of their application process. Some states have an online system. You will need to be familiar with their system. You will need to note that this process can take 4 weeks or longer depending on the time of year.
It is recommended that you first apply for your Minnesota Licensure. Often times the University cannot sign off on the verification form without you first receiving a Minnesota Teaching Licensure. It depends on the state you are applying. This will also protect you for future life changes. You do NOT need to keep your Minnesota Teaching Licensure current. We can sign off on out-of-state forms as long as PELSB has record that you were licensed. This does not always apply and depends on your area of Licensure and the state in which you are applying. If you completed the program more than four years ago and did NOT apply for MN licensure please note that in some situations we cannot sign off on your verification.
You can e-mail the Institutional Verification form or other requests for out-of-state licensure toTLO@mnsu.edu Or you can mail it to
- Your University Tech ID#. It is an eight digit number that is also listed as your Student Campus ID, on your transcript.
- Your MN File folder number if you were licensed in Minnesota.
- What area of licensure you are applying for.
- The Semester you completed your program
- If you've had a name change.
- You will also need to submit the states verification form if applicable. Make sure you fill out the portion of the form that requires YOUR personal information. Generally this is the top of the form.
We will then mail the signed form to whatever is indicated on the form. Some states want us to mail it to the applicant others want us to mail it directly to the state agency. We work really hard at trying to keep you updated however due to the sheer number of students applying that is not always possible.