About Teaching, Leadership & Professional Practice
Preparing educators since 1883.
About the Department
Since its founding in 1883, the University of North Dakota has offered degrees in teacher education. We are proud to continue that tradition and currently offer certificates and degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, online and face-to-face. Our faculty is comprised of highly respected teachers and researchers, who continuously seek ways to improve the quality of the educational experience of students both in our university classes and around the world.
Our department is located in the newly renovated Education Building on campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. We offer numerous undergraduate and graduate programs for aspiring teachers, as well as for practicing professionals in state-of-the-art classrooms, equipped with the latest teaching tools, first rate furnishings, and all of the equipment and technology needed for 21st century teaching, learning and professional practice.
The department will be a recognized leader in preparing teachers and professionals for a diverse and global society through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.
The department is dedicated to the scholarly pursuit and dissemination of knowledge to aid in the professional development of teachers, teacher educators, and scholars at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We engage in teaching, research, and service that inform exemplary policy and practice at all levels of education, from early childhood through higher education. Through our practice, scholarly pursuits, and service to the educational community, we emphasize, embrace and reflect upon the intertwined processes of teaching, learning and professional practice. We promote constructive learning environments to enhance students’ abilities to appreciate diversity and operate as productive citizens of a global society.
All of our programs are accredited by the appropriate agencies (CAEP, ESPB, and the Higher Learning Commission) and are designed around the three themes that comprise the conceptual framework of our college:
- Teachers as Learners
- Teachers as Articulate Visionaries
- Teachers as Active Agents of Learning
We view teaching, learning and professional practice as a lifelong journey; a journey we promote, employ and enjoy.
We take great pride in the quality of our programs and our role as a premier teacher education program. We invite you to explore the possibilities we offer. Please feel free to contact us for additional information at 701.777.4128 or UND.teachereducation@UND.edu.