Licensure

Licensure applications must be submitted by the student for processing to begin.

When completing electronic applications through the NDTeach Online Application Site, an email notification will be sent by ESPB for VCSU to complete your record of education after payment has been made.

Paper applications should be mailed to:
Irene Groth
Valley City State University
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072

Applications will be processed after the degree is conferred.

If you have a job pending or plan to substitute teach, please refer to the ESPB: 40 Day Provisional or Interim/Substitute (1 year) License instructions. For more information, please contact ESPB at (701) 328-9641.

North Dakota ESPB Links

Out of State Licensure

Valley City State University’s nationally accredited education programs meet requirements for North Dakota teacher licensure. Although most states accept our teacher education program graduates for licensure, VCSU cannot confirm nor advise that education programs meet requirements for every state. Students seeking licensure in states other than North Dakota should contact the appropriate licensing board in the state in which they are pursuing licensure.

For out-of-state licensure forms and procedures, please contact the appropriate state office.

Institutional recommendation forms can be mailed to:
Irene Groth
Valley City State University
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072

Praxis Requests

Please print and complete the Praxis Request Form.

This form can be mailed, faxed or delivered to:
School of Education & Graduate Studies
Valley City State University
101 College St SE
Valley City, ND 58072

Fax: 701.845.7190

Transcripts

To request VCSU transcripts, please follow the instructions available at Academic Transcript Requests

Office Information

Mailing Address:
School of Education and Graduate Studies
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072

Fax: 701.845.7190

Contact Information:
Teacher Education Programs contact:
Dr. Sheri Okland
Dean of Education
Phone:701.845.7184
Email:sheri.l.okland@vcsu.edu

Field Experiences & Student Teaching contact:
Kim B. Knodle
Director of Field Experiences
Phone:701.845.7186
Email:kim.b.knodle@vcsu.edu
For more information contact:
Irene Groth, Certification Officer & Administrative Assistant
Phone:701.845.7196
Email: irene.groth@vcsu.edu

For more information contact:
Haley Jenrich, Administrative & Assessment Assistant
Phone:701.845.7189
Email: haleyjo.jenrich@vcsu.edu