The University of North Dakota has offered teacher education programs since its founding in 1883. Teacher Education at the University of North Dakota is supported by a Teacher Education Unit which includes faculty from two different colleges (Arts and Sciences and Education and Human Development) and from sixteen different departments (Teaching and Learning, Educational Leadership, Counseling Psychology and Community Services, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Music, Physical Education, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Math, Visual Arts, Languages, History.) The goals of the basic teacher education programs at the University of North Dakota are to enable the development of teachers who are committed to the continuing process of learning with an emphasis on learning to teach; who are able to take an active role in promoting the learning of students; and who can envision alternative solutions to the challenges posed in schools. Our programs are fully approved by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE).
Programs preparing teacher educators and other school related personnel at the University of North Dakota are in compliance with the Title II Higher Education Act and have reported their information to the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board.