Curriculum | Graduate Teaching Licensure

Program length

The GTL program varies in length due to the differences in students' undergraduate education. Typically, students are able to complete the program in less than two years.

We highly recommend before you apply to the program to scan or mail the coordinator (listed below) of the site you will be attending, the following:

  • copy of your undergraduate transcripts (can be a copy, does not need to be official)
  • contact information including an email address
  • content area and grade level you are interested in teaching

We will do an informal analysis of how many courses you will need to be licensed in the area you want to teach. We do this because program length varies due to our program being customized around your undergraduate degree and the Minnesota teaching standards in the area you want to teach.

Admissions Counselors


Chad Oppelt
Recruitment Counselor, Graduate and Extended Studies
(877) 287-8719

St. Cloud

Katie Wayne
Recruitment Counselor
St. Cloud Campus
(877) 287-8740

St. Paul

Joe Rembowicz
Admissions Counselor
(651) 403-8633

Graduation requirements 

The master's degree requires completion of 34 graduate-level credits. If students completed some of the licensure requirements at the undergraduate level, they may take electives from our other graduate programs, our professional development courses, or a maximum of 6 graduate credits transferred in from another accredited institution.

Course descriptions

Course numbers and descriptions are currently being finalized and will be added soon. Check back for more information.

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