Candidates are admitted to MSUM teacher education programs through a process referred to as Selective Admission and Retention in Teacher Education (SARTE).
Enrollment in a MSUM teacher licensure program means candidates meet specific requirements to enable licensure application at graduation.
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A student’s advisor may request a one-semester SARTE provisional. Transfer students are likely to request a provisional because their liberal studies are complete and they must begin taking courses in the major right away. A provisional will not be approved if GPA does not meet the minimum requirement.
The student appeal form should be turned in to Lynn Mahlum. Your appeal will be given to the T-Care Team and a decision will be made about your appeal within 2 weeks.
Student Appeal Form
Members of the Tcare Team:
Basic Skills competence is NOT required to be admitted to Teacher Education (SARTE). It is also NOT required to be a licensed MN teacher.
We highly recommend that you show Basic Skills competence in one of the following ways:
Why do we recommend Basic Skills Competence?
Applying for a MN Teaching License
At Retention Point I, teacher candidates must meet the required minimum GPA for their major, must earn a C- or better in all courses required for the major, and must have only resolved Dispositions Concerns. GPA and Dispositions Concerns can be found in Diary. Grades can be found on the DARS.
During Embed II: At the time of advising, the student and advisor will review GPA, Course Grades in the Major, and Dispositions Concerns. The advisor will be able to check Eligible to continue or Not eligible to continue in Diary.
Semester after taking ED 310: During advising, the student and advisor will review GPA, Course Grades in the Major, and Dispositions Concerns. The advisor will be able to check Eligible to continue or Not eligible to continue in Diary.
Not eligible to continue or Not eligible for student teachingStudents will not be able to register for upper level education courses in the major with prefixes of ED, EECE, SPED, and STL, for the following semester, if retention point I is not passed. Students who are not eligible to student teach at retention point II should be notified by their advisors.
The advisor will determine that the teacher candidate is eligible for student teaching by checking the following.
Students must meet all of the requirements for student teaching to be eligible for graduation.
A student may be dismissed from Teacher Education if remediation of knowledge, skilss, and/or dispositions has been unsuccessful. A student may also be dismissed for a violation of The Code of Teacher Ethics as put forth by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The Code of Ethics can be found in the MSUM Student Teaching Handbook and on the Minnesota Board of Teaching website.
The state of Minnesota requires all teacher candidates demonstrate their knowledge of and ability to perform the skills addressed in each of the 10 Standards of Effective Practice. Your Evidence of Standards document will provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills for these standards. This document is required as a part of your student teaching application.
MSUM will recommend you for licensure to the state of Minnesota when you have completed all teacher education licensure requirements.
The application for Minnesota licensure must be submitted online.
Minnesota State University Moorhead prepares students for Minnesota teacher licensure. A student interested in licensure from other states (including North Dakota) should contact departments of teacher licensure in those states for specific information, as it is the student’s responsibility to meet individual states’ requirements for licensure.