State Program Approval

All North Dakota teacher education and counseling programs must be reviewed on a seven-year cycle. Without this approval, the candidates would not be licensed in North Dakota. Two governing boards, ESPB and NDBCE, are responsible to continually review the North Dakota standards and procedures pertaining to licensure and program approval.

ND Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB)

Teacher licensure in the state of North Dakota is regulated by the Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB). Information about the process of applying for licensure can be found at their website: www.nd.gov/espb/

Teacher licensure and credentialing is also regulated by the ND Department of Public Instruction. Information about requirements can be found at their website: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/SchoolStaff/SAO/credentials/

North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (NDBCE)

Counselor licensure in the state of North Dakota is regulated by the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (NDBCE). Information about the process of applying for licensure can be found at their website: http://www.ndbce.org/

School counselor licensure and credentialing is also regulated by the ND Department of Public Instruction. Information about requirements can be found at their website: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/SchoolStaff/TSE/schcounsel/credentials

 

Note: Completion of academic degree programs in education and counseling do not guarantee licensure, certification, credentialing, or placement of our graduates. A graduate who seeks licensure, certification, and/or credentialing in any state or jurisdiction needs to check the specific requirements for that state or jurisdiction and, if needed, discuss the policies with her or his advisor.

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