Twin Cities Campus
Additional Licensure Teaching
Curriculum & Instruction
Family Social Science
Kinesiology, School of
Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
CEHD Office of Teacher Education, 110 Wulling Hall, 86 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-625-5060.
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The additional licensure program offers a variety of courses specifically designed to address the competencies required by the state for various teaching and administrative licenses. Additional licenses are added to a current five-year, full-time professional Minnesota teaching license. Courses are offered throughout the year with evening courses offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters, and day courses offered during summer semester. Students who enroll in the program are generally practicing teachers. They complete the program in an average of one to two years.
This program is accredited by NCATE/BOT, Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and Council on Education of the Deaf (CED).
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
This program is not offered full-time and therefore is not intended for international students needing a visa to study in the United States.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Students must complete all coursework with a grade of S or C or better.
Required courses are specific to the individual Additional Licensure sub-plan programs listed.
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Academic and Behavioral Strategist
The professional development program in special education offers a program of study that leads to K-12 licensure as an Academic Behavioral Strategist (ABS) and an MEd degree. This degree is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings with students who have mild to moderate disabilities. Graduates of the program are student-centered, collaborative professionals who implement evidence-based instructional interventions with fidelity to improve learner outcomes. The program incorporates maximizing learner expectations and learning opportunities including cultural and social diversity. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze, and problem solve the challenges of learning for students with developmental disabilities and their families, focusing on the objective of providing effective teaching practices and instructional strategies.
ABS Licensure Required Courses
EPSY 4613, 5604, 5605, 5611, 5614, 5616, 5617, 5618, 5619, 5657, 5704, 5705 and 5741
Agricultural Education 5-12
Autism Spectrum Disorders licensure
The professional development program in special education offers a program in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that leads to Birth-12 licensure and an MEd degree. This degree is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings including home and school based programs with children who have been identified with ASD and their families. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze, and provide intervention and remediation of academic, social and communicative challenges for students with ASD. This program focuses on the implementation of evidence-based practices, specialized educational services, and outcomes that add value to the learning and development of infants, children and adults with ASD from diverse cultural backgrounds.
ASD Licensure Required Courses
EPSY 4613, 5611, 5614, 5616, 5618, 5621, 5622, 5625, 5631, 5632, 5633, 5661, 5662, 5663, 5664, 5681, 5705, 5742
Chemistry Education 9-12
Comm Arts/Lit Educ 5-8/9-12
Comm Arts/Lit Education 5-8
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Early Childhood Educ Birth-Gr3
Earth & Space Science Ed 9-12
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
New student applications to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders are not being accepted.
English as a Second Lang K-12
Learning Disabilities K-12
Life Science Education 9-12
Mathematics Education 5-8
Mathematics Education 5-8/9-12
Physics Education 9-12
Visual Arts Education K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Japanese K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Arabic K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Chinese K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: French K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: German K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Hebrew K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Italian K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Latin K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Norweg K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Ojibwe K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Polish K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Russian K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Spanish K-12
WorldLang/Cultures: Swedish K-12