Important Note on Teacher Licensure - Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (Teacher Licensure Preparation)

Important Note on Teacher Licensure

Walden University is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to offer a teacher preparation program that leads to Minnesota licensure in early childhood education (birth through grade 3) and special education (K–12 learning disabilities and/or K–12 emotional/behavioral disorders).

Before Walden can recommend you for licensure to the Minnesota Board of Teaching, you must obtain the required scores on the required Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) exams.

For individuals seeking a comparable teaching license in a state other than Minnesota, Walden’s enrollment advisors can provide individuals with guidelines and other information about licensure. It remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with the out-of-state licensure requirements for the state in which he or she seeks to be licensed, as requirements vary state by state. Walden University makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of any program or coursework will permit teacher candidates to obtain state certification or licensure in their home state (or any other state).

In all states there are policies regarding out-of-state procedures that must be followed when someone is eligible for or has received licensure through an out-of-state institution with a state-approved program, such as the Minnesota Board of Teaching-approved programs at Walden University. Some states require that an individual actually obtain the out-of-state license first; other states do not require the actual license, just completion of a state-approved program.

For more information, please contact your Walden University enrollment advisor who can provide information on licensing requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand and comply with the most up-to-date licensing information for your state.


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