Find Campus and Online North Dakota Teaching Degree Programs

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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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To work as a licensed teacher in North Dakota, you must have a bachelor's degree and complete an accredited teacher preparation program. You must also meet the state's requirement for undergraduate coursework, which will vary by the level of study you choose. Teaching programs are typically found at four-year colleges and universities.

While North Dakota doesn't have as many teaching colleges as some states, they have a good selection of teaching programs as indicated below.

  • 3 teaching programs in North Dakota accredited by CAEP
  • Consider an Online Bachelors, as there are 0 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 2 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in North Dakota

Likely the most essential step in achieving teacher certification in North Dakota is the completion of a state-approved teacher education program. All North Dakota candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree. The degree and teacher preparation programs include content-specific coursework, professional studies in education, and general studies components.

Requirements to Teach in North Dakota

North Dakota requires an overall GPA of 2.5 on all completed college coursework. A minimum of 32 credit hours is required of the Bachelor's degree major. The coursework requirements are based on the grade level candidates seek to teach.

All candidates must take a Native American Studies course that is approved by the state. Like many states, North Carolina uses the series of Praxis tests for teacher certification. Passing the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators is required for all applicants.

It assesses knowledge of mathematics, writing, and reading basic skills. A passing score on a Praxis Subject Assessments is required for areas of certification candidates want to teach. Prospective first-time certification candidates must submit to a fingerprint screen for federal and state criminal background checks.

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School Level Program Admissions

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

There are a few grants offered by the Department of Education that are open to direct application by individuals. They also administer programs, mainly to higher education institutions, that award funds to individuals. They include a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant for students who have exceptional financial need.

Each participating school financial aid office administers the FSEOG program directly. Check with the desired school's financial aid office as some schools do not participate. There is also a federal work-study that provides part-time jobs for students with financial need.

These programs require completing the FAFSAto determine eligibility. Completing the FAFSA determines eligibility for Pell Grants are only awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need and who do not have a college degree. The U.S. Department of Education offers loans referred to as Stafford or Direct Stafford Loans to eligible students attending participating schools. They are subsidized and under subsidized loans.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

North Dakota is the easiest state in the U.S. to earn in-state tuition. There are steps to take, but they are pretty straightforward. The paperwork is relatively minimal. People are not required to make a big sacrifice or make lofty commitments to North Dakota. The process requires forethought, executing a plan, and following through. Life in North Dakota is simpler than that of trendier states. Students can get a fantastically affordable and great education in North Dakota.

North Dakota is a Midwest Student Exchange Program member that has a limited agreement of regional reciprocity among the select Midwestern States. There are many restrictions. Reciprocity is not guaranteed. There are specific programs that must be taken to qualify for a reduced tuition rate. Each university that participates in the program can establish requirements such as high SAT or ACT scores. They can also limit their involvement. Savings are not uniform. The average savings is from $500 to $5000 each year.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in North Dakota

Minot State University
Minot
CAEP
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Education Specialist in School Psychology NASP
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks
CAEP
  • Masters in English Language Learners TESOL
Valley City State University
Valley City
CAEP
  • Masters in Master's in Education with a Library and Information Technologies Concentration ALA

Online Teaching Degrees in North Dakota

The online Master of Science in Special Education program at Minot State University has concentrations in deaf or hard of hearing developmental disabilities/autism spectrum disorders, specific learning disabilities, special education strategist, and early childhood special education.

Students complete coursework and must complete either a thesis or a research project. The University of North Dakota offers online master degree teaching programs.

North Dakota Teacher Certification & Specializations

Dickinson State University offers licensure and certification programs in the following areas: elementary education, art education, biology education, chemistry education, history education, English education, science education, technology education and more.

Students interested in working in schools but not yet ready or able to pursue a bachelor or master teaching degree may benefit from the associate degree programs in early childhood education and teacher education offered at Sitting Bull College. Several licensure and certification programs are also offered at the University of North Dakota.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in North Dakota

There are a few universities that offer teaching degrees with majors in elementary education (grades 1-6), secondary education (grades 7-12) and K-12 education for specific subjects in all grades. Within each major area, students can choose specific areas of study with their choice of concentrations or minors, which will then lead to licensure in that area.

There are a few teaching schools offering a Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary education, which also offers minors in art, chemistry, English, biology, history and mathematics, among others. A graduate of this program would be eligible to teach elementary students in all subjects and also teach whatever subject or concentration they chose. DSU offers a variety of B.S. combinations. Bachelor degree programs in elementary education, secondary education, elementary/special education and early childhood education (teaching and non-teaching option) are available.

Minot State University offers bachelor degree programs in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, physical education and athletic training; each major also offers minors or concentrations. MSU teaching students experience extensive hands-on training working in classrooms. All teaching programs at MSU require core courses such as foundations of education; technology of teaching; teaching diverse learners; child and adolescent psychology; ethnic & cultural diversity in America; curriculum, planning and assessment; and educational psychology.

Master’s in Education Degrees in North Dakota

The Master of Education program at Minot State University requires completing at least 30 semester hours; graduate students are required to complete at least 18 semester hours of common core courses. In addition to completing a thesis or research project, students take courses in models of teaching & learning; designing & interpreting education research/qualitative; curriculum design and assessment; and dynamics of managing learning.

This program also offers concentrations in art, business, cognitive science, elementary, elementary/middle school mathematics, English, English language learners, gifted and talented; and kindergarten. The 36-credit Master of Education program at the University of Jamestown consists of curriculum & instruction courses, core education courses, and a research-based thesis or project. University of North Dakota offers a large selection of master degree teaching programs in areas like early childhood education, elementary education, reading education and special education, among many others.