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Earn Graduate and Professional Development credits toward your Minnesota License renewal with our self-paced online professional development courses.


Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) provides accredited university graduate credits courses. We provide official transcripts. and letter grades upon the successful completion of your selected course. When selecting your course, choose any of our Graduate Credit level courses from our registration page.

We always recommend that you follow any pre-approval requirements in your district before you register for courses. However, many teachers have been successful using our courses to advance on their district’s salary scale—and have typically been able to use our university/college-level course offerings.

Please contact us if you need assistance with the submission of your district approval forms, course syllabus, etc.

Tiered Licensure Rules:

On Oct. 8, 2018, the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board adopted rules governing tiered teacher licensure. The adopted rules were published in the State Register on Oct. 22, 2018, and went into effect on Oct. 27, 2018.

To see all of PELSB’s rules governing teacher licensure, please visit The Office of the Revisor of Statutes website.

For more information about tiered licensure, rulemaking is available on our website’s rulemaking page.

  1. Graduate Credit = 24 Clock Hours
  2. Graduate  Credits = 48 Clock Hours
  3. Graduate Credits = 72 Clock Hours

For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Education website.