Teacher Licensure State Requirements - North Dakota
Become a Teacher in North Dakota
Are you looking to make a difference? Completing a online teacher certification program will help you meet the requirements to become a teacher and connect with your students.
Before becoming a licensed teacher in North Dakota, you must meet all of North Dakota's teacher certification requirements (for those who have attended out-of-state teacher preparation programs), including:
- Graduation from a bachelor’s degree program.
- Completion of an out-of-state approved teacher education program, a major in the content area for which teacher certification is sought, and a recommendation for certification from the approved program/verification of eligibility for certification in the home state of the program.
- Background clearance resulting from submission of fingerprint cards as part of the certification application.
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all applicable college coursework (includes WGU and other college coursework).
- Three positive recommendations from supervisors/those familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities.
- Passing scores on the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test.
- Passing scores on all of the required Praxis II content and pedagogy exams.
- A ND Department of Education-approved Native American Studies course must be completed during the two-year validity period of the initial ND teaching license.
Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.
For the most current information about becoming a teacher in North Dakota, please check the
North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board website:
North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board Web site