North Dakota Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

This guide to teaching schools in North Dakota is designed to help future teachers find teacher preparation programs in the state. In order to teach in North Dakota, teachers must complete an approved program in an accredited school. Fortunately, there are several colleges and universities that offer degree programs for new teachers or experienced teachers looking to further their education. For useful information on teaching degrees in North Dakota, take a look at our list of accredited teacher preparation programs and student reviews. This guide is a good place to find the right program for those fresh out of college or experienced teachers looking to advance in their current career.

School Facts:

  • There are 16 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in North Dakota.1
  • Six colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
  • Highest graduation rate*: University of North Dakota, 54%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Dickinson State University, 33%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: University of Jamestown, $16,992.2
  • Lowest net price per year*: Sitting Bull College, $3,291.2
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in North Dakota*: $5,920-$17,870.2
  • 2 schools ranked in US News Regional Universities (Midwest) in 2013 (top 200): University of Mary (105), Minot State University (107).
  • 2 schools ranked in Forbes Top Colleges List (top 600): North Dakota State University (555), University of North Dakota (562).
  • 6 teacher programs are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*

*For 4-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.

Profiles of Well-Known Schools

North Dakota State University: North Dakota State University is home to the School of Education that is responsible for educating future educational leaders within the state and country. North Dakota State’s School of Education is thoroughly committed to diversity in its practices and believes that inclusion within the landscape of education is critical to its success in the future. The School offers several degrees in areas such as teacher education, counselor education, educational leadership, agricultural education, biological sciences education, English education, family and consumer science education, and physical education within the K-12 system and beyond. One of the school’s most popular graduate programs is the STEM Education PhD program that focuses on educating educators in the areas of science, engineering and mathematics.

University of North Dakota: Located in the city of Grand Forks, University of North Dakota is home of the College of Education and Human Development. The College offers students excellent programs that develop them to be future leaders in the educational areas of counseling, teaching, administration, public health and much more. Teaching programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education – a leading accrediting agency in the field of postsecondary educational standards. The largest contingent of students’ majors is in elementary education. The College confers undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Education degrees in early childhood education, elementary education, middle level education, science education, and social studies education.

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Programs

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated 1,100 US college programs that prepare teachers for a career as a professional educator (Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report). The results of the evaluation show that no programs in North Dakota made the “honor roll” of 3 stars or higher. For more information, read more about the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report.

The following teacher preparation programs in North Dakota received the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality:

    North Dakota State University (Undergraduate Secondary) 2-5stars
    University of North Dakota (Undergraduate Secondary) 2stars
    Dickinson State University (Undergraduate Elementary)
    Minot State University (Undergraduate Elementary)
    University of Mary (Undergraduate Secondary)

The following reviewed schools were cited as problematic (no stars):

    Dickinson State University (Undergraduate Secondary)0stars
    Mayville State University (Undergraduate Elementary)0stars

Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP

  • Dickinson State University
  • Mayville State University
  • Minot State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • University of North Dakota
  • Valley City State University

Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.

School Programs for Becoming a Teacher in North Dakota

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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in North Dakota

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Bismarck State College
1500 Edwards Ave
Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
(701) 224-5400

Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601-4896
(701) 483-2507

Jamestown College
608 6th St NE
Jamestown, ND 58405
(701) 252-3467

Lake Region State College
1801 College Dr N
Devils Lake, ND 58301-1598
(701) 662-1600

Mayville State University
330 Third Street NE
Mayville, ND 58257-1299
(701) 788-2301

Minot State University
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707
(701) 858-3000

Minot State University-Bottineau Campus
105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, ND 58318-1159
(701) 228-2277

North Dakota State College of Science
800 N 6th St
Wahpeton, ND 58076
(701) 671-2403

North Dakota State University-Main Campus
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(701) 231-8011

Sitting Bull College
1341 92nd Street
Fort Yates, ND 58538-9721
(701) 854-8000

Turtle Mountain Community College
BIA #7 North
Belcourt, ND 58316
(701) 477-7862

University of Mary
7500 University Dr
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 255-7500

University of North Dakota
University Station
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8193
(800) 225-5863

Student Review: “Studying at the University of North Dakota was a very pleasant experience for me overall. I enjoyed meeting new people and felt as though I was very well prepared for my profession. The campus is absolutely beautiful. I did not even realize it when I toured, but the lawns are all well kept and the buildings are beautiful. I was very well received and whenever I had questions about my academic standing or what I should be doing, the college was always ready and willing to help. I felt as though I paid a very reasonable price for my education as it was even cheaper for me to study at the University of North Dakota than it would have been to go to a school in my home state of Minnesota. Overall, I am very happy with my decision to attend the University of North Dakota.” -Andrew B., student at University of North Dakota

Valley City State University
101 College St SW
Valley City, ND 58072
(701) 845-7990

Williston State College
1410 University Ave
Williston, ND 58801-1326
(701) 774-4200

1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-education/