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Credential Renewals

Renewal Requirements For A Title I Teacher Who Holds A Valid Five-Year North Dakota Educator’s Professional License Or A Title I Teacher Who Holds A Life-Teaching Certificate:

A credential is valid only while the credentialed individual holds a valid North Dakota life teacher’s certificate or a five-year North Dakota educator’s professional license. An applicant for renewal of a five-year or life credential must:

  1. Renew the credential prior to the expiration of the applicant’s educator’s professional license or every five years if the applicant has a life teacher certificate;
  2. Provide a copy of official transcripts;
  3. Submit a completed credential application form (SFN 53776) including the applicant’s name, address, educator’s professional license number and expiration date, application date, telephone number, type of credential being renewed, employment information, and signature;
  4. Complete four semester hours of graduate level credit before the expiration date of the applicant’s credential.
    • The credits must be in mathematics if the credential being renewed is for mathematics;
    • The credits must be in reading if the credential being renewed is for reading and at least one reading course must be based upon scientifically based reading research;
    • The credits must consist of two each in reading and mathematics if the applicant is renewing both a mathematics and reading credential and at least one reading course must be based upon scientifically based reading research.
    • The credits must consist of education - related courses if the credential being renewed is a secondary generalist credential title I teacher credential and at least one reading course must be based upon scientifically based reading research.

Renewal Requirements For A Title I Teacher Who Holds A Valid Two-Year Educators Professional License:

A credential is valid only while the credentialed individual holds a valid North Dakota educator’s professional license. An applicant for renewal of a two-year credential must:

  1. Renew the credential prior to the expiration of the applicant’s educator’s professional license.
  2. Provide a copy of official transcripts;
  3. Submit a completed credential application form (SFN 53776) including the applicant’s name, address, educator’s professional license number and expiration date, application date, telephone number, type of credential being renewed, employment information, and signature;
  4. Complete two semester hours of graduate level credit before the expiration date of the applicant’s credential.
    • The credits/credit must be in mathematics if the credential being renewed is for mathematics;
    • The credits/credit must be in reading if the credential being renewed is for reading and one of the reading courses must be based upon scientifically based reading research;
    • The credits must consist of one each in reading and mathematics if the applicant is renewing both a mathematics and a reading credential;
    • The credits must consist of education related courses if the credential being renewed is a secondary generalist credential and at least one reading course must be based upon scientifically based reading research.
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