Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams

Changes to Licensure Exam Requirements

The MN State Legislature has passed a bill that includes a major change to licensure requirements.  Effective August 1, 2023 the MTLE (Minnesota Teacher Licensing Exams) content, pedagogy and/or basic skills exams will no longer be required for candidates who successfully complete any of Minnesota State Mankato’s state approved licensure programs (Testing / Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) (mn.gov)).

 Successfully completing our licensure programs includes:

  • Earning or having a bachelor’s degree.
  • Completing all coursework in accordance to policies for Tier 3 licensure.
  • Completing all field experiences in accordance to policies required for Tier 3 licensure.
  • Passing student teaching.

 What does this mean for you?

  • If you are planning to complete a teacher licensure program, you do not need to take the content or skills teacher licensure exams.
  • If you are registered for or scheduled to take any of the MTLE exams, you can cancel and request reimbursement at the discretion of Pearson.
  • If you have already tested, the legislative bill did not include compensation for completed exams. Please direct questions to Jill Ryan, jill.ryan@mnsu.edu.