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Title: Welcome to Teaching Licensure


1
Welcome to Teaching Licensure
  • Tutorial for
  • SCSU First-Time Teacher
  • Licensure Applicants.

2
Tutorial Directions
  • This tutorial will take approximately 15 minutes
    to view. You can either use the Enter button on
    your keyboard to move through the information or
    click your mouse.
  • The Minnesota Department of Education now
    requires all first-time applicants to apply
    online. This tutorial will assist you with the
    complete instructions on how to proceed.

3
Online application instructions for first-time,
full-time Minnesota license
  • 1. Go to the Minnesota Department of Education
    (MDE) web site at http//education.state.mn.us
  • Click on Teacher Support and then choose
    Educator Licensing.
  • Under Section Links choose Apply for or Renew
    Your License.
  • Scroll down and select CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR
    FIRST TIME LICENSE.
  • 5. You will now set up your User ID and Password.
    Scroll down to the NEW USER section and select
    If you do not have a USER ID and PASSWORD click
    here.

4
After Completing the Minnesota Department of
Education Profile
  • When the MDE profile is completed with your user
    information, first name, last name, etc., you
    will follow the step-by-step instructions from
    the Minnesota Department of Education. You will
    move from screen to screen upon submittal of
    information.
  • You must complete the MDE profile to check your
    application status.
  • If you experience problems, contact the MDE at
    651-582-8691.

5
The 60 Day Window
  • Once you have submitted your processing fee and
    background check fee through the MDE online
    application website you have sixty (60) days to
    submit your supplemental materials and obtain the
    universitys recommendation. You must print the
    cover page and the verification page from the
    online application. The following items must be
    submitted to SCSU for further review
  • License Application Cover Page
  • Licensure Program Verification Page
  • Fingerprint Card

6
The SCSU Recommendation page from the MDE online
application website
Be sure to complete this section of the
recommendation page
This page must be submitted to the university for
final approval.
7
The Fingerprint Card
  • You must submit a Minnesota Department of
    Education fingerprint card. Please complete all
    required personal information including your
    signature . To be fingerprinted, you may contact
    the SCSU Public Safety Department (by appointment
    320-308-4050) or any local law enforcement agency.

8
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How long does the total processing time take?
  • What if I need my license expedited?
  • What if I want to substitute teach?
  • What if I am applying for a license in another
    state?
  • How can I check my application status at SCSU?
  • What could delay my teacher application license
    at SCSU?
  • What is the temporary license?
  • What is the applicants checklist?
  • Who is the contact person for teacher licensure
    at SCSU?

9
How long does the total processing time take?
  • Once the Office of Records and Registration
    receives your application materials, processing
    can take 5-7 working days. When the licensure
    program has been reviewed and confirmed of its
    completion, the application with the SCSU
    recommendation will be forwarded to the MDE
    office.
  • Upon successful verification of the licensure
    program and the conclusion of the background
    check, the MDE office will issue the license
    within 4-6 weeks.

10
What if I need my license expedited?
  • If you have been hired by a school district and
    they are asking to have your license expedited,
    you will need to attach a letter from the school
    district requesting your graduation and
    application be expedited. This letter must be on
    official school letterhead and signed by the
    superintendent or the Human Resources Director.
    The letter can be addressed to
  • Certifying Licensure Officer
  • SCSU Records and Registration/ AS 118
  • 720 Fourth Avenue South
  • St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498
  • The letter will then be forwarded with your SCSU
    recommendation to the MDE Office.

11
What if I want to substitute teach?
  • If you have completed all graduation
    requirements but have not met all the MDE state
    testing requirements, you may apply for a short
    call substitute teaching license. This
    application process is done through the MDE
    office. For further information go to
  • www.education.state.mn.us

12
What if I am applying for a license in another
state?
  • Each state has their own requirements for
    teacher licensure. However within each states
    application packet, there will be a verification
    page for the university to complete. You need to
    complete the applicants personal information on
    the verification page and forward it to SCSU for
    further processing. Please mail this
    out-of-state verification form to
  • Certifying Licensure Officer
  • SCSU Records and Registration/ AS 118
  • 720 Fourth Avenue South
  • St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

13
How can I check my application status at SCSU?
  • You can check your SCSU teacher licensure
    application status online.
  • Go to the address listed below and follow the
    online directions.
  • http//www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar/students/te
    achinglicensure/

14
Items to verify before applying online for your
teacher licensure
  • Be sure your graduation has been recorded on your
    academic record.
  • Confirm all Praxis test scores are on file with
    SCSU. This can be done by reviewing your
    original ETS Praxis Score Report-R6679 St. Cloud
    State University will appear in the Score
    Recipients Requested box.
  • Verify all financial obligations have been
    cleared at SCSU by viewing your online records.
    If there are financial obligations to the
    university your teacher license application will
    not be processed nor transcripts and/or diplomas
    are not released.

15
What is the Temporary License ?
  • Elementary Education Majors Only Qualify for
    this Licensure- the applicant must have passed
    the Elementary Content Knowledge and the
    Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests but
    failed the 5-8 Specialty Test. A one-year
    temporary limited license for grades K-6 may be
    issued provided the applicant has met all
    standards and requirements. The one-year license
    is renewable twice with evidence of attempting
    the specialty (cognate area) exam each year.
  • The initial application for this
    license is signed by BOTH the applicant and the
    Certifying License Officer.

16
Applicants Checklist to be submitted to Records
and Registration
  • License Application Cover Page
    (from the MDE
    online application)
  • Licensure Program Verification Page
    (from the MDE online application
  • MDE Fingerprint Card

17
Who is the Certifying Licensure Officer at
St. Cloud State University?
  • Darla Calverley, Assistant Registrar
  • Office of Records and Registration.
  • ddcalverley_at_stcloudstate.edu
  • Office 320-308-4933
  • Fax 320-308-2059

18
  • To finalize your SCSU teacher licensure
    recommendation, do not forget to send the
    following to Records and Registration
  • Licensure Application Cover Page
  • Licensure Program Verification Page
  • MDE Fingerprint Card
  • Confirm all financial obligations have been met
    at SCSU. If there are any financial obligations
    to the University, your application will not be
    processed.

19
Comments? Contact ddcalverley_at_stcloudstate.
edu
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