Minnesota State Requirements

Minnesota Teaching License Renewal


Learners Edge is honored to work with thousands of Minnesota educators who successfully complete our courses each year! Whether you’re seeking courses for license renewal or working toward your salary advancement goals, Learners Edge offers over 125 graduate level courses to help you succeed in your classroom and in your career. 

Learners Edge continuing education courses are approved by our regionally accredited universities and colleges from throughout the United States. These partners provide official transcripts, letter grades and graduate credit for successfully completed Learners Edge courses.

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You'll find our graduate level courses to be extremely relevant, engaging and highly applicable to your classroom or school setting…the perfect option to meet your salary advancement needs! Simply select the course(s), session, and University Partner that works best for you. And, make sure to explore our pricing discounts

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Teacher License Renewal Requirements

The renewal of five-year Minnesota teaching/related services licenses requires the completion of 125 clock hours of professional development that have been locally approved through each school’s continuing education committee.

Learners Edge offers both a professional development bundle and continuing education courses to help meet this requirement.

The Professional Development License Renewal bundle covers each of the Minnesota mandatory teaching license renewal requirements. This is an ideal option for those interested in meeting their renewal areas through a convenient online course format, while earning 25 clock hours upon completion. To meet your remaining 100 hours, explore more than 125 other continuing education courses for teachers!

The conversion of credits to Minnesota clock hours is:

  • 1 credit = 24 clock hours
  • 2 credits = 48 clock hours
  • 3 credits = 72 clock hours

If selecting graduate credit courses to meet your Minnesota renewal requirements, the following course recommendations are great options. 

Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement

Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

Reading Preparation

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

Technology- integrates technology effectively with student learning to increase engagement and student achievement.

Learners Edge suggested courses to address this requirement:

English Language Learners

Learners Edge suggested course to address this requirement:

Visit the Minnesota Department of Education website for complete MN educator licensure renewal information and forms.
MN Extension Details -Per the MN Professional Educator Licensing & Standards Board: all 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Minnesota five-year continuing teaching license renewals have been awarded a one-year extension. 2018 renewals now have the renewal date of 2019, 2019 renewals have become 2020, etc.

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Minnesota license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Minnesota license renewal process.