Teachers & Staff

Educator Licensing

The Educator Licensing Division oversees the licensing and federal highly qualified verification of all educators and administrators working in Minnesota public schools. The division also provides resources to assist school districts in maintaining compliance with state and federal licensure laws.

Clock Hours; Requirements for Renewal of Professional Licenses
Click Here, Minnesota Administrative Rules

Renew a License
Click Here or go to http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/lic/renew/

Licensure Assignments
Licensure assignment information can help districts fill vacancies, and help teachers and other school staff match their qualifications to open positions. Click Here or go to http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/lic/assign/

Online Licensing System
Log into this system to apply for a new license, view your current license, renew, and more.
Click Here or go to http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/lic/renew/

Overview of Educator Licenses and Special Permissions
Click Here, Minnesota Department of Education

Request for Personnel Variance
Click Here or go to http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/lic/forms/050751

Special Permissions System
Click here or go to http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/datasub/SPS/index.html
Minnesota school districts that are unable to hire a fully licensed teacher in a particular teaching assignment may be eligible for a special permission.
Special Permissions are part of the Board of Teaching (see also the MN Board of Teaching tab). Questions regarding the SPS system, Waiver, Nonlicensed Community Expert, Variance Appeal, and Limited Appeal should be directed to su.nm.etats|noissimrep.laiceps#su.nm.etats|noissimrep.laiceps

View an Individual Educator's License
Click Here or go to http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/lic/look/

Educator Licensing Clarification on Early Childhood Family Education
Click Here