UMN Morris offers an elementary education major that leads to Minnesota K-6 licensure. Students obtaining a K-6 license may pursue an optional endorsement in: 1) preprimary, 2) mid level communication arts and literature, 3) mid level mathematics, 4) mid level science, or 5) mid level social studies. Licensure of teachers in secondary education is offered in chemistry (9–12), communication arts and literature (5– 12), earth and space science (9–12), French (K–12), general science (5–8), instrumental music (K–12), life science (9–12), mathematics (5–12), physics (9–12), social studies (5–12), Spanish (K–12), visual arts (K–12), and vocal music (K–12).
The UMN Morris Teacher Education Program (TEP) is designed to meet requirements established by the Minnesota board of teaching. All 19 programs are fully approved through June 2017. The state's new process for Program Effectiveness Reports for Continuing Approval (PERCA) was approved fall 2014 and will require programs to be reviewed biennially.
Students who complete either elementary or secondary programs are eligible to apply for licensure under the standards established by the Minnesota Board of Teaching and UMN Morris. They must have successfully completed licensure requirements in the teacher education program and passed state or federally mandated examinations. Minimum GPAs (2.50 overall and 2.75 in education courses and licensure area/s) are required. All required courses (discipline, professional education, or other) must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Required courses must be taken A-F, unless offered S-N only.