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Minor Equivalency Endorsements

Two levels of content area endorsements are available to be added to existing North Dakota educational licensure. The ME 16 level requires a minimum of 16 semester hours of content specific coursework beyond the introductory level. The ME 24 level requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of content specific coursework beyond the introductory level including special methods of teaching in the content area and is considered equivalent to a full teaching minor. All coursework must be verified through official transcripts from a state-approved college of teacher education.

The ME 16 level is issued for a maximum period of five years and is not renewable. Individuals who wish to continue to be endorsed in the area after the five-year limit must obtain the remaining requirements to complete the ME 24 level.

Minor equivalencies issued by letter through the Department of Public Instruction prior to September 1, 1998 will remain in effect without change. The new ME 16 and ME 24 endorsements issued by the Education Standards and Practices Board will appear on the individual's teaching license. The non-refundable fee for the transcript review process required to determine and add endorsements is $75.

The content areas in which Minor Equivalency Endorsements will be issued are listed below. Please note that the ME 16 is not available in some content areas.

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