ND Certification Requirements & Available Licenses

North Dakota Certification Requirements & Available Licenses

Utah license required for completers of all initial licensure programs and the MSSP program.



Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 3

Elementary Education, Grades 1-8

Special Education K-12

Secondary Social Studies: Composite, Grades 5-12

Secondary Mathematics, Grades 5-12

Secondary Science: Biology, Grades 5-12

Secondary Science: Chemistry, Grades 5-12

Secondary Science: Earth Science, Grades 5-12

Secondary Science: Physics, Grades 5-12

Secondary English, Grades 5-12

English Language Learner Endorsement

Principal, Elementary or Secondary

North Dakota has the following general requirements for all applicants for initial teacher certification and MSSP endorsement applicants who have completed an out-of-state teacher preparation program and are applying via a reciprocal teaching license:

1. RECIPROCITY/OUT-OF-STATE LICENSE: Hold a valid teaching license in the state in which the teacher preparation program was completed (see Utah Certification Requirements).

2. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, including a major that meets the issuing jurisdiction's requirements in elementary education, middle level education, or a content area taught in public high school.

3. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a state approved teacher preparation program.

4. BACKGROUND CLEARANCE: Completion of the required background checks.

5. BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENT: Passing scores on the required basic skills exam.

6. EXAM REQUIREMENTS: Passing scores on the required Praxis content and pedagogy exams.


For further details on North Dakota teacher certification requirements, please see the ND Department of Education website.



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