Coursework is designed to help graduates meet credential requirements in North Dakota. However, actual credential is a function of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.
Earning an academic/professional degree does not necessarily lead to state credential. People seeking credential must provide evidence of the required number of years of teaching at the level for which they are seeking credential. Students should consult with their adviser for advice about requirements for credential, or should communicate with the state official at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.
Students should design their plans of study to meet any specific or unique credential requirements.
When all appropriate requirements have been completed, a student must initiate a request for credential to the appropriate state office and the Educational Leadership Program Coordinator.
Principal Credential Program: