School of Teaching & Learning Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The School of Teaching & Learning at Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers all programs at the initial baccalaureate or postbaccalaureate levels, and the advanced teacher education post-baccalaureate levels for (1) the continuing education of teachers who have previously completed initial preparation or (2) the preparation of other professional school personnel.

Minnesota State University Moorhead is seeking accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as a five-year teacher education institution offering the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Education Specialist.

Minnesota State University Moorhead's teacher licensure/endorsement programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

Licensure Area
Initial
Additional
Licensure
Only
Advanced
Notes
Licensure Area
Communication Arts and Literature
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Early Childhood
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Elementary
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
English as a Second Language
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
Advanced program beginning 3-yr phase out beginning academic year 2020-2021.
Licensure Area
Health
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Mathematics
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Middle Level Communication Arts and Literature
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
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Middle Level Mathematics
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Middle Level Science
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Music: Instrumental and Classroom Music
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Music: Vocal and Classroom Music
Initial
Additional
Licensure
Only
Advanced
Notes
Licensure Area
Physical Education
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Science: Chemistry
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Science: Earth Science
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Science: General Science
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
Science programs designed for students to meet General Science requirements along with a specific science licensure area.
Licensure Area
Science: Life Science
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Science: Physics
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Social Studies
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Special Education: Academic and Behavior Strategist
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
Licensure is added-on to Elementary or any Secondary/K-12 Content Area.
Licensure Area
Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
This program has been discontinued.
Licensure Area
Special Education: Developmental Adaptive Physical Education
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
This licensure can only be added on to a PE license.
Licensure Area
Special Education: Developmental Disabilities
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
Initial program has been discontinued.
Licensure Area
Special Education: Early Childhood
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Special Education: Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
Initial and advanced programs have been discontinued.
Licensure Area
Special Education: Learning Disabilities
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
Initial program has been discontinued.
Licensure Area
Special Education: Physical Health Disabilities
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
Visual Arts
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 
Licensure Area
World Languages and Cultures: K-12 Spanish
Initial
 
Additional
Licensure
Only
 
Advanced
 
Notes
 

 

Other Advanced Programs Leading to Licensure

Program Name
Licensure Area
Program Approval
Notes
Program Name
Educational Leadership
Licensure Area
K-12 Principal
Program Approval
Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA)
Notes
 
Program Name
Educational Leadership
Licensure Area
Special Education Director
Program Approval
Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA)
Notes
 
Program Name
Educational Leadership
Licensure Area
Community Education Director
Program Approval
Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA)
Notes
 
Program Name
Educational Leadership
Licensure Area
Superintendent
Program Approval
Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA)
Notes
 
Program Name
School Psychology
Licensure Area
School Psychology Specialist
Program Approval
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Notes
Received National Recognition in 2019

Note: Minnesota State University Moorhead also offers a Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) Master’s Degree. This program has several emphasis areas, but the emphasis areas do not lead to any licensure areas or endorsements. The C & I program was previously accredited under NCATE, but the C & I program will no longer be accreditation under CAEP due to its non-licensure status.

 

Other Accredited Professional Programs at MSUM

Appeal to Board of Teaching

All persons denied issuance or renewal of licenses granted by the Board of Teaching, and all Minnesota teacher-preparing institutions denied program or institutional approval, and all persons licensed by the Minnesota Board of Teaching whose appeals are denied by the local committee for continuing education/relicensures, are hereby entitled to a hearing pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14, on such denial and to a final decision by the Board of Teaching.

A person or an institution entitled to a hearing under the provisions of this part shall file a written request for such hearing with the executive secretary of the Board of Teaching within 30 days from the date of the denial. Failure to file a written request for a hearing within 30 days constitutes a waiver of the individual's right to a hearing.