ACCREDITED ONLINE COURSEWORK FOR MIDDLE LEVEL ENDORSEMENT
The middle level endorsement is an optional certification that is added to a North Dakota teacher license. The program is intended to serve students majoring in elementary and secondary education, as well as, practicing teachers who wish to teach in a North Dakota middle school.
In addition to the prescribed classes, students must also complete a 20 hour field experience in an approved middle school setting and a middle level endorsement must include 24 semester hours for a single content area verified by official VCSU transcripts.
All the courses for the endorsement are offered online. The teacher education program at VCSU is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). Faculty who teach middle level courses have teaching experience in the middle school and have many years of classroom experience.