If you can stomach the cold, snowy winters, then North Dakota can be an excellent place to be a math teacher. Teacher salaries fall right within the national average. North Dakota offers reciprocity licensing options, which make it possible for teachers licensed in other states to easily obtain an in-state teaching certificate. North Dakota’s low student-to-teacher ratio means you’ll have more opportunities to enhance your students’ learning experiences with more individualized instruction.
Math Teacher Certification in North Dakota
Math Teaching Qualifications
In order to qualify for a North Dakota teaching certificate, all candidates must complete a state-accredited teacher education program and pass the applicable standardized exams, including the Praxis I, or Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST).
Credentials & Exams
North Dakota offers two levels of certification:
- Initial License: This two-year license is issued to first time applicants who meet the minimum requirements for North Dakota licensure.
- Regular License: This five-year license is issued to teachers who have taught in a North Dakota school for 18 months and have met all other requirements.
- Reciprocity: A two- or five-year license is issued to applicants holding a teaching license issued by another state IF such license was obtained through a regular accredited teacher education program. Applicants who have not been tested in their previous state, and were issued an out-of-state license after 2002, are required to take North Dakota’s standardized teaching examinations.
Alternative Certification for Math Teachers
North Dakota also offers an alternative route for individuals with non-education specialty degree. In order to qualify, applicants must
- Complete a state approved education program at the graduate or undergraduate level.
- Pass the Praxis I, or Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Financial Aid for ND Math Teachers
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Occupations Student Loan Program: This program offers loan options for students studying in any of the STEM fields.
- Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Individuals teaching in areas affected by teacher shortages, such as mathematics, can take advantage of this generous loan forgiveness program.
Math Teaching Degrees in North Dakota
Below we've listed all of the North Dakota math teacher education programs in our database. We're constantly scouring the web to find new programs to add, so feel free to check back frequently.
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Fast Facts for North Dakota Math Teachers
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Ave.Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505
Common Core Standards adopted June 2011; implemented 2013-14. Learn more about math standards for North-dakota here.
Teacher Shortages in MathNorth Dakota reported teacher shortages in mathematics in 2014-15.
Expenditure per Student: $8,849
North Dakota’s public K-12 expenditures per student in fall 2012-13 enrollment totaled $8,849, or 79.9% of the national average. (Source: NEA)