Learn how to renew a Professional Educator Certification or reinstate a Professional Educator Certification in Minnesota
Once you have your first time, full professional Minnesota teaching license, it is valid for five years. All licenses expire on June 30 of the year of expiration. They may be renewed online.During the five-year validity of your teaching license, you must complete 125 professional development clock hours. These may be in courses representing a combination of each of the four areas below:
College courses count towards these hours, with one semester credit equaling 24 clock hour credits.
Each Minnesota school district and your local continuing education committee will determine the requirements for professional development for its teachers. You must submit to the Minnesota Department of Education a written narrative at the time of license renewal showing how you have met the requirements for all four areas above.
There is no monetary penalty imposed by the state department of education if you let your Minnesota teaching license expire.