Teacher Education Tier 4 Licensure
If you would like to apply for a Tier 4 license, MN requires you meet ONE of the following in addition to the requirements for a Tier 3 license:
- Minnesota NES Essential Academic Skills (reading, writing, math), Passing score for each test is 520
- ACT Plus Writing. Passing score: Composite 22, Writing 21
- SAT Passing score: Reading 510, Writing 510, Math 520.
When registering, have score reports sent to MSUM (code 6678)
Print and save copies of all test score reports as they may be needed for licensure renewal or outside state licensing. Pearson maintains an archive but will charge for copies.
IMPORTANT: If you have taken and passed a portion of the MTLE basic skills (which ended in June 2016), you need to register and complete ONLY the portion you have NOT passed of that basic skills test through NES. You do not need to complete the whole series of Reading, Writing and Math over unless you did not pass all portions through MTLE.