About Us

The NDSU School of Education, housed within the College of Human Development and Education, prepares highly qualified education and counseling professionals to serve the needs of the state, region, and beyond. Degree programs include sixteen undergraduate programs in secondary education, ten Master's-level programs in teacher education, Master's degrees in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Educational Leadership, and doctoral degrees in Counselor Education and Supervision and Education (with options in Institutional Analysis and Occupational & Adult Education).


The School of Education is committed to developing educational and counseling professionals who create, use, and share expertise to improve the lives of individuals in a changing and complex global society.


The School of Education will be nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in (a) teaching and learning, (b) advancement of the knowledge base through research and other forms of scholarship, and (c) leadership in service and outreach.

Core Values and Beliefs

The School of Education is guided by the following core values and beliefs:

Lifelong Knowledge Building
We believe in a sustainable process of building and refining individual knowledge, understanding, and competencies throughout life.

Service to Society
As part of a land grant university, we believe in providing service for the betterment of society and the well-being of its members.

Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice
We embrace diversity and diverse perspectives as we seek to eliminate the disparities and injustices in education.

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