Teacher education and experience requirements:

A teacher with the credentials listed, must have the education and experience listed.

Credentials   Experience/Education
 
(1) A high school or General Education Development (GED) diploma   Experience: 4,160 hours as assistant teacher Education: 24 quarter credits
 
(2) Diploma from Association Montessori Internationale; preprimary credential, primary diploma, or provisional certificate from the American Montessori Society, without a baccalaureate degree   Experience: 2,080 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern Education: 12 quarter credits
 
(3) Preprimary credential, primary diploma, or provisional certificate from the American Montessori Society; or diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale with a baccalaureate degree   Experience: 1,040 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern Education: no additional required
 
(4) Minnesota technical institute certificate as a Child Development Assistant   Experience: 2,080 hours as an assistant teacher Education: six quarter credits
 
(5) Child Development Associate credential (center based or family day care) for preschool or for infants and toddlers from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition   Experience: 1,560 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern Education: no additional required
 
(6) License from the Minnesota Department of Education for Prekindergarten Associate; or a certificate or credential for a two-year program from an accredited community college or technical college in child development or early childhood education   Experience: 1,040 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern Education: six quarter credits
 
(7) Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in any field   Experience: 1,040 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern Education: 18 quarter credits
 
(8) License from the Minnesota Department of Education for elementary education without kindergarten endorsement   Experience: 520 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern if teaching children under school ageEducation: six quarter credits within one year of initial employment if teaching children under school age
 
(9) License from the Minnesota Department of Education for prekindergarten/nursery, or a license from the Minnesota Department of Education for elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement   Experience: no additional requiredEducation: no additional required