Prospective Secondary Education Students: Get Started
Current University of Minnesota, Morris students
I am a Morris undergraduate student interested in becoming a secondary education teacher. How do I become eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license?
Apply to Morris’s state-approved teacher education program
Morris’s program is one year, full-time. Program application/admission materials are available from the Division of Education. During fall semester of the junior or senior year, you attend an application meeting to begin the application process. Enrollment in the program is limited. The decision to admit is made during spring semester, before fall registration. The secondary education course sequence begins in fall semester.
Take three state-mandated, standardized tests
The Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam (MTLE) in Basic Skills (reading, writing, and math) must be taken before entering the program and the MTLE in the content field licensure area(s) (such as Social Studies, Life Science, etc.) as well as the MTLE in pedagogy will be taken while in the program. Contact the Division of Education or Student Counseling for details.
Complete prerequisite courses and coursework that fulfills the content area licensure standards
Education prerequisite courses are Ed 2121 and 2111, Foundations and Issues in Education; Psy 1061, Development of the Child and Adolescent; Psy 1081, Drugs and Human Behavior; CMR 1052, Public Speaking, required for student teaching.
Check the Morris catalog for more information. Secondary education licensure requirement courses may vary slightly from what is required for the major.