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Minnesota Teaching Certificate Programs

Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in Minnesota. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or Minnesota Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.

The United States Department of Education listed 19 teacher shortage areas for Minnesota during the 2011-2012 school year. This list includes world languages, English as a second language, bilingual elementary education, keyboarding, and math. Teachers who offer instruction in similar areas or who are interested in a subject on Minnesota’s shortage list can easily earn an add-on certificate that will help them fill some of the state’s high-need subject areas. Each school year, Minnesota offers thousands of jobs in its most needed teaching areas. For example, in 2010-2011, the state hired 2,761 preschool and kindergarten teachers, 14,308 elementary school teachers, 2,530 foreign language teachers, 3,400 math teachers, and 9,147 special education teachers.

Schools Offering Teaching Certificates in Minnesota

At Bemidji State University, teachers can earn a nine-credit hour certificate in online teaching, which was developed at the request of the Minnesota Online Alliance, a group that offers programs for K-12 students in Minnesota. The Urban Secondary Education Certificate from Metropolitan State University is an advanced, specialized certificate for licensed teachers and students who want to become licensed Minnesota teachers in urban areas. Finally, St. Cloud State University offers add-on certificates in reading, autism spectrum disorders and instructional technology, among other programs. Many of the programs are highly specialized, including those in the areas of special education and information media.