Additional Minnesota Teaching License in Reading

kids reading a book
Fully Online
Total Credits
Licensing Program
Admission GPA
Application Deadlines
October 1 for spring; February 1 for summer; June 1 for fall
Twin Cities
College of Education and Human Development
Curriculum and Instruction

This fully online program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to add an additional Minnesota teaching license in reading. A reading license can extend your knowledge and expertise as:

  • An elementary classroom teacher or a secondary content teacher
  • A reading teacher or specialist
  • A literacy coach or a literacy leader at the school or district level


After you've been admitted, you will receive a customized plan of courses to take to be recommended for licensure. This ensures you get maximum credit for previous academic work and work experiences. Topics covered include:

  • Instructional leadership in reading in K−12 classrooms
  • Addressing cultural linguistic and economic diversity in the classroom
  • Literacy coaching and leadership in the schools
  • Preventing and addressing reading difficulties
  • Promoting media and digital literacy

Professional Licensing Boards

Requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.