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Re-Education Requirements

Re-education To Teach At Another Level Or In Another Content Area: Middle School Endorsement For Grades Five Through Eight: 67.1-02-03-04

Endorsement for teaching in a middle school is available on a voluntary basis to teachers certified to teach at the elementary or grades one through twelve levels. The middle school endorsement is mandatory for teachers certified for grades seven through twelve to qualify for work with grades five and six in the subject fields of their certification and voluntary for work with students in grade seven and eight. A review of past course work will be conducted and a program of studies needed for completion will be established. The middle school endorsement requires a minimum of ten semester hours including all of the following:

  1. Development of young adolescents;
  2. Philosophy and curriculum (foundations) of middle school education;
  3. Reading in the content areas;
  4. Methods or strategies of teaching in the middle grades (two semester hours minimum).

Reeducation for the middle school endorsement must be completed prior to or within two years of assignment to teach at the middle level.

History: Effective July 1, 1995
General Authority: NDCC 15-36-01, 28-32-02
Law Implemented: NDCC 15-36-01

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