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Minnesota Licensure Assessment Information

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is responsible for overseeing the teacher testing requirements set forth in Minnesota statute and is continually monitoring and analyzing the testing program. 

Teachers in Minnesota are required to demonstrate competency on a series of tests in reading, writing, math, pedagogy, licensure field specific content knowledge and a Teacher Performance Assessment. 

Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE)

  • All Pedagogy subtests require a passing score of 240 (on a scale of 200-300).
  • All Content Area subtests require a passing score of 240 (on a scale of 200-300).

More information regarding Content and Pedagogy MTLE Testing Information can be found on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) website.

Minnesota NES Essential Academic Skills (EAS)

The NES Essential Academic Skills exams consisting of reading, writing, and mathematics is required for Tier 3 licensed teachers to move to Tier 4 licensure.  

  • All MN NES Essential Academic Skills (EAS) subtests require a passing score of 520 (on a scale of 400-600). 

More information regarding the EAS tests can be found on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) website. Information such as: Format of each test, Time allotted, Test fees, Score Reporting, Testing Policies, Alternative Testing Arrangements, and Preparation Materials available.

SMSU Testing Schedule and Resources

To view the testing schedule and other pertinent information, please visit the Testing Center Webpage.  

edTPA in Minnesota 

The edTPA is a performance-based assessment in which student teachers create a portfolio demonstrating their teacher readiness. Each content area has their own handbook, but they all focus on three tasks: Planning, Instruction and Assessment. Submission of a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) is required for licensure in Minnesota. 

  • Passing Scores in Minnesota:
    • Task 1 - Planning: 13
    • Task 2 - Instruction: 13
    • Task 3 - Assessment: 12

For information regarding Minnesota requirements, visit the Minnesota edTPA webpage. For general information, such as candidate resources and webinars, visit the edTPA website.

 

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