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Portfolio Review Dates and Licensure Information

Special Education Licensure/Portfolio Review

Portfolio Review

If you have any questions regarding your Special Education Portfolio or the Licensure process, please contact your advisor.

Licensure Process

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Rhonda Bonnstetter, SMSU Licensure Officer, at or (507) 537-6100.


_____ a check written to PELSB – see the amount listed on the PELSB license application

_____ SMSU Application for Teaching License – this allows us to pull your transcript to send with your application, so you do NOT need to order an official transcript

_____ Application for Minnesota Education License:

Go to  A Tier 3 license is for initial licensure; a Tier 4 application is for those who have at least 3 years of teaching experience. Make sure to check the box in Section 2 for ‘adding an additional licensure field’. Candidates complete sections 1-5, and the location of practicum experiences in Section 6. Skip sections 7-8 as they do not apply.

_____ Current Degree Audit Report (DARS). Check that all courses for licensure are taken or petitioned in. 

          _____ Any required MN Teacher Licensure Exams (MTLEs) are passed and official scores have been posted.

          _____ All courses for licensure are graded on your Academic Record (transcript).

_____ Copy of current teaching license – found here:   

_____ Practicum Application and practicum assessments (two-three per licensure)

             (Practicum Assessments will be completed in Livetext FEM for each placement)

          1) Specific Disability Categories: Ages/Grades:________________________________________________


          2) Specific Disability Categories: Ages/Grades:________________________________________________


_____ Signed advising sheet

_____Signed  Portfolio Review Sheet or the Portfolio Certificate from the LiveText review completed by the faculty portfolio reviewer

Signature verifies the above items are completed.

Student:________________________________________________ Date: ___________

Advisor:________________________________________________ Date: ___________

Licensure Officer: _______________________________________ Date: ___________

For additional information, refer to the following:

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