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MPS District's License Renewal Process

MPS District's License Renewal Process
Steps to Relicensure
The State of Minnesota’s license renewal process involves three (3) key steps: 
  1. Assemble copies of your recorded and approved clock hours (transcripts, “Certificate of Completion’), by content area, earned since your last license renewal (5 years);
  2. A packet of those approved clock hours, arranged by following a district’s instruction, is submitted to a district review committee for ‘approval’;
  3. Once ‘approved’ by a district, payment must be made to MDE to complete license renewal process (license is considered ‘renewed’ once payment has been received and verified by MDE).

If you have any questions regarding your Minnesota teaching license, contact the Department of Education at 651-582-8691, or visit their website at the following address:

New Tiered Licensure Information

The new Tiered Licensure in Minnesota Graphic

MPS Specific Instructions

Please consult the following forms for relicensure instructions specific to MPS:

Process for Relicensure

Criteria for Relicensure Categories and Requirements

The Professional Learning and Leadership Academy (PLLA):

MPS offers our MPS staff, community partners (examples: YMCA Beacons, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, etc), as well as our Reserve Teachers access to our Professional Learning and Leadership (PLLA) Catalog. These opportunities after sfchool and on Saturdays that provide deeper ways to engage in professional development that does not interrupt classroom instruction. All learning opportunities are optional and unpaid. MPS staff can click  here  for the catalog of offerings and registration details. 


School Year 2017-2018

MPS Relicensure Committee Meeting dates:

  • September 8, 2017    
  • October 13, 2017     
  • November 10, 2017
  • December 8, 2017
  • March 9, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • May 11, 2018
  • (May 11, 2018 is the last meeting for SY17-18)

Minneapolis Relicensure Committee Members:

Steve Smith, Chair
Cheryl Martin, Administrator
Carol Kantor, Community Representative
Dan Dymoke, Secretary
Mario Galindo
Sarah Noma
Jon Wesby

For additional questions, please contact:

General information
MPS District Relicensure Committee
Division of Human Capital
1250 West Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55411
Phone:  612.668.0593 Rowan McDeid
Fax:  612.668.5294

Administrator information
Cheryl Martin, Principal
Relicensure Adminstrative Representative
Bethune Community School
919 Emerson Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
Phone:  612.668.2550
Fax:  612.668.2560



PDF Application for Relicensure   --  Use this form to record your CEUs for relicensure.
PDF Tiered Licensure in Minnesota Graphic   --  This image shows the new Tier Licensure concept for Minnesota educators.