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School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog 
School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Studies Licensure

The Social Studies Licensure qualifies the student to teach in both middle school and secondary education, and leads to a Social Studies (5–12) licensure. Social Studies Education includes anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Students must be accepted into both the Teacher Education Department and the Humanities/Social Science Departments

Licensure Requirements

All persons completing approved teacher education programs in Minnesota institutions and seeking initial teaching licensures are required to successfully complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) Basic Skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students must take this exam prior to department acceptance. Students are also required to pass the MTLE pedagogy and content area tests to be eligible for licensure.

The State of Minnesota requires a background check of all persons seeking teacher licensure upon completion of the preparation program and prior to issuing the teaching licensure. A criminal record does not automatically disqualify a candidate from licensure, but candidates must consider whether their backgrounds would jeopardize receiving licensure approval. Additional information may be required by the Board of Teaching to determine whether or not to grant the license.

Total - 85 Credits

* Requires a minimum passing grade of a “C”