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Re-Education Requirements

Re-education To Teach At Another Level Or In Another Content Area: Minor Equivalency Endorsements: 67.1-02-03-06

  1. Nothing in this section may be interpreted to affect the validity of minor equivalencies issued by the Department of Public Instruction prior to September 1, 1998.
  2. The applicant wishing to apply under the minor equivalency endorsement option must be licensed by the ND Education Standards and Practices Board to teach under NDCC 15-47-46 or NDCC 15-41-25. The minor equivalency endorsement will be issued for the same grade levels as the individual's primary licensure, the same as for minors transcripted by colleges of teacher education. Those whose primary licensure is secondary can use the endorsement to teach the new content area in grades 7-12. Those whose primary licensure is elementary (1-6 or 1-8) or middle school (5-8) can use the endorsement for additional content expertise at those levels but may not use it to teach at the high school level without a complete secondary endorsement.
  3. The applicant must request a minor equivalency endorsement form from the education standards and practices board, complete it and return to education standards and practices board with official transcripts and the review fee of $75.00.
  4. Once the transcripts have been reviewed, if all requirements have been met, the minor equivalency endorsement will be added to the teaching license. A new teaching license will be issued.
  5. If the requirements have not been met, education standards and practices board will return the minor equivalency endorsement form listing the additional requirements to be completed. No additional fee will be charged when the requirements have been met and the minor equivalency endorsement is added to the teaching license.
  6. Two levels of content area endorsements are available to be added to the existing North Dakota Professional Educator's License. A listing of all the Minor Equivalency Endorsement content areas available and specific areas of study required within each equivalency can be obtained by contacting the office of the education standards and practices board. The ME16 level requires a minimum of 16 semester hours of content specific coursework including the areas of study approved and required by the education standards and practices board.

The ME24 level requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of content specific coursework including the areas of study approved and required by the education standards and practices board. The ME24 also must include the special methods of teaching in the content area.

  1. All coursework for the minor equivalency endorsement must be beyond the introductory level general studies courses as defined in Section 67.1-02-02-02 and be transcripted by an approved teacher education program.
  2. All coursework must be transcripted by a state approved college of teacher education program.
  3. The minor equivalency endorsement must be completed prior to contracted teaching in the content area.

History: Effective (insert new date from legislative council).
General Authority: NDCC 15-36-01, 28-32-02
Law Implemented: NDCC 15-36-01, 15-41-25

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