In order to meet state certification requirements, you must successfully complete the coursework, internship, ePortfolio and Praxis II exams in the area of certification. During the internship semester, you will also complete an edTPA portfolio to be submitted for national scoring.
Some certification areas also have specific prerequisite course requirements. If you are interested in a particular certification area, but are not sure if your educational background meets the prerequisite requirements, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a transcript review before applying.
Unlike many other teacher preparation programs, most of our program completers are certified in two areas.
Dual or multiple certifications also increase the marketability of our graduates, furthering opportunities for meaningful employment.
With award-winning teacher certification programs nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, you can expect to benefit from small class sizes, expert faculty, and practical field experiences.
Attend classes and learn with the same group of students throughout the duration of the program (July through May).
Most general education requirements are taken in the afternoons, and courses specific to students' certification area(s) are taken in the evenings and/or on Saturdays.
Graduates of NDMU are highly recruited for employment; we partner with local school systems to help our students navigate the hiring process. 100% of graduates from the past three GEI cohorts received job offers in the field of teaching.