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School of Education

Society is constantly changing and what is known about best practices in education is growing.  We strive to be aware of these changes and adjust our program to prepare candidates who are ready to effectively meet the needs of diverse student populations.  Therefore, the School of Education strives to provide exemplary preparation and continuous development of educational professionals who will employ best practices, shared leadership, responsiveness within a dynamic world, respect for all, high expectations for self and others, and reflection for continuous improvement.

SOE Highlights

  • Through a generous grant from the Archibald Bush Foundation of MN, NDSU, along with our partners at Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Valley City State University, have made striking improvements to our teacher preparation programs to move our programs into the 21st Century and focus on research-based best practices.  Our three institutions are committed to recruiting the best candidates into our programs, preparing them to meet today's educational demands, and working with school districts to support our graduates during their first years of teaching.
  • The North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NACES) awarded the counselor education program its 2011 "Innovative Counselor Education Program" award.  All counselor education programs are accredited by CACREP until October 30, 2020.
  • The Education Doctoral Programs are an active member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, a consortium of over 100 schools of education in the US, Canada, and New Zealand working collaboratively to improve professional preparation in education at the highest level.
  • The educational leadership program delivers an approved credential program to North Dakota residents and an approved licensure program to Minnesota residents.  There were a total of 26 North Dakota credential requests and 28 Minnesota licensure requests during June 2012-13.




School of Education Office - FLC 210
Phone: 701-231-7921
Fax:  701-231-7416

Counselor Education - SGC C117
Phone: 701-231-7202
Fax: 701-231-9785

Teacher Education - EML 155
Phone: 701-231-7101
Fax: 701-231-9685


Student Teaching Information

Candidates are required to take the PLT and Praxis II tests through ETS PRIOR to student teaching.  Scores must be received by SOE before students will be placed for student teaching assignments.

SOE Applications

Application materials are due either February 15th for Spring Semester or September 15th for Fall Semester.

Continuing Ed Grant Applications

Continuing Education Grant Applications


Masters degree in educational leadership
Career Development Certification
Specialist diploma in educational leadership
School Counselor Credential

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