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MTLE Testing Dates & Registration

MTLE Testing Information

All teacher candidates seeking initial licensure in the state of Minnesota must pass content and pedagogy exams required for their particular license area which include the following for programs offered through the School of Urban Education at Metro State:

Licensure Area

Required MTLE Content Exam

Required MTLE Pedagogy Exam

Early Childhood Education  B-Gr 3

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education  K-6


Elementary Education

Pre-Primary Endorsement



Communication Arts & Literature 5-12

Communication Arts & Literature

Secondary Education

General 5-8/Life Science 9-12

Middle Level Science
Life Science

Secondary Education

Mathematics 5-12


Secondary Education

Social Studies 5-12

Social Studies

Secondary Education

Special Education-ABS K-12

Special Education Core Skills

TAKE EITHER:  Elementary Education OR Secondary Education

ESL K-12

English as a Second Language

Not required as Metro State only offers its additional licensure program to people with an initial license in another area who have already met this exam requirement

REQUIRED FOR TIER 4 LICENSURE ONLY:  Passing the Reading, Writing and Math Skills requirement.  Meeting this requirement may be fulfilled by passing the Minnesota NES Essential Academic Skills Exam or by achieving particular scores in the Multi-State NES Essential Academic Skills, ACT Plus Writing, 1600 SAT, GRE, Praxis CORE, or GRE tests.

For more details, see the Testing link at .  You will find a link to a document Minnesota Teacher Licensure Testing Information that includes information about required exams for each license and passing scores for the required tests.