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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Application Process

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/licensure/firsttime_licensure.html

Understanding the process

What you must know is that you must send ALL your documents for licensure to the University. We then complile all the required supporting documents. We then send your entire pack for licensure directly to PELSB. 

To apply you must first determine that you are ready to apply.

  • In order to qualify for licensure your degree has to be officially awarded or you have completed your program. Transcripts are processed by the Registrar's Office. Direct all questions about your degree/grade posting to their office.  
  • You must have taken all of your licensure exams that correspond with the licensure area you are applying for. You must wait until you receive your Official Score report, whether you pass or fail. Exams do not apply to those applying for, Kindergarten, Administrative, or School Counseling. 

Once you are ready contact us and we will do our best to help you through the process. PELSB is going through changes so we will be happy to help you figure out which application to use etc. 

Email us at TLO@MNSU.edu 

Title your email- "Starting My Licensure Process, Write your Name"

  • We need all the following information included on the top of your email:
    • Your [JPG] University Tech Id# (524 KiB)
    • What specific area of licensure you are applying for
    • What semester and year, you completed your program
    • If you've had a name change
    • MN File Folder #
    • And only then tell us about your situation.  

Make sure you note that the verification process is not a quick overnight process. Depending on your situation it can take up to 4 weeks.