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Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators

ETS is “Regenerating” (updating) the Reading, Writing, and Mathematics tests and they now have new numbers. Please note the new test codes for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. The North Dakota scoring will not change. This will go into effect September 2019.


Teaching Permit Available Aug. 1, 2019

Teaching permits will be available starting Aug 1, 2019. Click HERE for more information. 

New Out-of-Field Endorsement

At their June 20, 2019 meeting, the Education Standards and Practices Board created a new endorsement to help schools. The Out-of-Field Endorsement will allow a fully-licensed ND teacher to teach in an out-of-field area for a period of one year (special education and PreK-K excluded). The teacher would submit an online application for the endorsement in their ND Teach account, as well as a written request from the school administrator requesting the Out-of-Field Endorsement for the teacher. The cost of the endorsement will be the same as all endorsements ($80).



  • A ND licensed physical education teacher could teach English for the 2019-20 school year with this endorsement. The teacher would need to pass the English Praxis test if the school needs them to teach English the following school year.
  • A ND licensed social studies teacher could teach a self-contained 4th grade classroom with this endorsement for the 2019-20 school year. They would need to pass the two elementary Praxis tests if they would want to continue teaching in an elementary classroom for the 2020-21 school year.
  • A ND licensed elementary teacher could teach Ag half time and science half time if they apply for two Out-of-field Endorsements for the 2019-20 school year. They would need to pass Praxis tests in those areas if they want to continue the following school year.

Please call ESPB at 328-9641 or email espbinfo@nd.gov with any questions.

Congratulations Leah Juelke: 2018 Teacher of the Year

Leah Juelke, the 2018 teacher of the year, was selected by NASDTEC (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification) as the recipient of a Forward Fund Grant Award, the first ever. Four teachers, one from each region of the country were chosen to attend the NASDTEC conference and received a $1000.00 grant to be used in their classrooms. The teachers will write an article to be published in the annual NASDTEC newsletter about what they used the funds for a how it benefited their students. The teachers will be invited back to the conference next year to share the impact of the grant money. Leah was able to share in a general session about her work with the migrant population in Fargo and the books she has published.

Dickinson State and Minot State First Two North Dakota Schools of Education to Achieve National Excellence in Educator Prep

238 programs from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico now meeting CAEP’s rigorous, national accreditation standards to better prepare tomorrow’s teachers. 

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Fargo Mentor Training: September

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 08:00 am

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September 16 & 17, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn

4351 17th Ave S

Fargo, ND 58103

(701) 499-6000

Bismarck Mentor Training: September

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 08:00 am

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September 18 & 19, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Holiday Inn State Street

3903 State Street 

Bismarck, ND 58503


Seminar- Bismarck

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 08:30 am

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October Seminar: Saturday, October 12 from 8:30 to 11:30 in Bismarck 

Seminar- Bismarck

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Saturday, October 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 in Bismarck

Seminar- Bismarck

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 08:30 am

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Tuesday, October 15 from 8:30 to 11:30 in Bismarck