Alternate Access License (ND)

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Alternate Access License (ND)

Description
The Alternate Access License is awarded to those who do not have a teaching degree but do have a bachelor’s degree in a content area where a vacancy exists in a school in a documented shortage area.
License Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: North Dakota
Contact Phone: 701-328-9641
Contact Email: espbinfo@nd.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/types.html

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Major in Content Language

GPA: 2.50

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Exam(s):

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Will NOT Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
Applicant must complete1/3 of the program of study each year toward a teaching degree each year.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher
A plan of study from the college of education where the applicant will complete 8 semester hours each year toward the teaching degree.

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=north-dakota

Background Check
Required
Printable Form at: http://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/FingerprintingInstructions.pdf

Renewal: Renewable
This license can be renewed 2 times total. The renewal process is to be completed by the hiring school district.

Applicant must complete 1/3 of the program of study towards an education degree according to educational plan submitted during initial licensure.

Notes:
The $44.50 additional fee is for fingerprint processing.
A license will only be issued in a documented shortage area. A license is initiated by a letter from the local school administrator indicating the search for a qualified applicant and the desire for this license to be issued.
The fingerprinting process can be conducted at a sheriff’s office, a police department, by
campus police, or by an agency authorized to take fingerprints. Two cards must be completed
with a ten-finger check.

The fingerprinting agency may request the ORI, which is ND92011OZ, and Reason
Fingerprinted, which is Teacher Licensure in accordance with NDCC 15.13-14.

North Dakota does require transcript evaluation. No specific agencies mentioned.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Issued in a documented shortage area. This license is for those who do not have a teaching degree but do have a bachelor’s degree in a content area where the vacancy exists in the school. It is expected that the applicant will work with a university to complete their education coursework over the next 3 years (if needed.) The license must be requested in writing by the local school administrator indicating the unsuccessful search for a qualified applicant and the desire for this license to be issued. Requirements include the completed online application, a bachelor’s degree in the content area to be taught (official transcripts), and a plan of study from the college of education where the applicant will complete 1/3 of the program of study each year toward the teaching degree. This license can be issued a year at a time for a maximum of 3 years.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:41:18 PM


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