Students are eligible to graduate with a teaching-related bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University once they have earned at least 120 semester credits. These credits must include:
- at least 30 credits at Metropolitan State and 40 upper-division credits
- having met all General Education and Liberal Studies requirements (48 credits)
- having met all major course requirements
- having earned at least a 2.0 GPA with at least a C- or better in major courses
Preparing for Graduation
At least two semesters prior to graduation, meet with your advisor to determine which classes you still need to complete for the GELS, the major and licensure.
Contact the Graduation Desk in the Registrar's Office, St. Paul Campus in the beginning of the semester you plan to graduate and state your intent to graduate. The deadline for contacting the Graduation Desk can be found on the graduation page.
After you submit your Intent to Graduate form, then this office will contact your advisor and your advisor will complete a Graduation Review Planning Form verifying that you have met degree requirements.
Getting Recommended for Licensure
Teacher candidates apply on-line for Minnesota teaching licensure through the School of Urban Education at Metropolitan State University. If the teacher candidate satisfactorily meets all of the degree and program requirements for the School of Urban Education, then the department's licensure officer submits a recommendation to the Board of Teaching to grant licensure.