Teacher Licensure State Requirements - North Dakota

Become a Teacher in North Dakota

North Dakota teacher certification

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 basic skills exam.
  • Passing scores on all of the required 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 Teacher Licensure student handbook article.

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