Adding an Endorsement to a North Dakota Teaching License
The information in this article applies to students enrolled in specific WGU endorsement programs. For additional information on adding areas that are not offered at WGU, see the ND ESPB Licensure Website.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION
How to Add an Additional Endorsement
A) Adding an Endorsement at the Same Grade Level (Secondary > Secondary)
If you have held a North Dakota regular educator's professional teaching licensing for two years, you may add a secondary endorsement by testing alone. For more information on test requirements, please see the Praxis website.
Graduates of a MAME/MASE/ELL WGU endorsement preparation program may apply for an endorsement to a North Dakota teaching license by following these steps:
Step 1: Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college you have attended. Once your graduation application has been processed by the WGU Records Office you will receive a notification with information on how to order two complimentary copies of your official WGU transcript from the National Student Clearinghouse. You will have the option of selecting electronic or mail delivery. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see the WGU Transcript FAQ article. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. MAT students may request a transcript after completing the teacher preparation portion of their MAT program. Be sure to leave transcripts you elect to have mailed to you in their sealed envelopes.
Step 2: Log into your ND Teach account here.
Step 3: Once you are logged into your account, click "Begin New Application" then "Add Endorsement - ESPB Responsible." Then you'll be able to select from several options to choose the type of endorsement you want to add.
Step 4: Mail official transcript(s) to:
Education Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Ave., Suite 303
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
Article Number: 19976, 1574