DSU States Licensure and Reciprocity Comparison

Dickinson State University is working to confirm if programs meet the educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the state of North Dakota. Licensure information is reviewed and updated on this site annually. Students should always check with their state’s licensure board to confirm licensure requirements.

Licensure differs for each state. Based on North Dakota standards and requirements, the comparison below provides reciprocity for licensure information; however, this comparison may not list all the differences in licensure. If you have additional questions, please refer to the state’s licensing agency in the location you plan to pursue employment upon completion of your program. If you have any questions, please contact your academic dean for guidance.

We encourage you to review licensure information for any state or territory where you may seek employment after completing the program. See additional information on the State Authorization spreadsheet below.

Educational Requirements for Licensure Spreadsheet

Education / Teaching State Licensure Information

Associate in Applied Science in Practical Nursing

The Associate in Applied Science in Practical Nursing (AASPN) Program at Dickinson State University (DSU) meets the state education requirements for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) nursing license in the states of North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota, Colorado, Florida, and Michigan.

Dickinson State University has not determined if the AASPN Program at DSU meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

To determine eligibility for other states please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and contact the appropriate state department/agency for more information. 

North Dakota Board of Nursing

State Requirements Met
Alabama Y
Alaska Y
Arizona Y
Arkansas Y
California Y
Colorado Y
Connecticut Y
Delaware Y
Florida Y
Georgia Y
Hawaii Y
Idaho Y
Illinois Y
Indiana Y
Iowa N
Kansas Y
Kentucky N
Louisiana Y
Maine Y
Maryland Y
Massachusetts Y
Michigan Y
Minnesota Y
Mississippi Y
Missouri Y
Montana Y
Nebraska Y
Nevada Y
New Hampshire Y
New Jersey Y
New Mexico N
New York Y
North Carolina Y
Ohio Y
Oklahoma Y
Oregon Y
Pennsylvania Y
Rhode Island Y
South Carolina Y
South Dakota Y
Tennessee Y
Texas Y
Utah N
Vermont N
Virginia Y
Washington Y
West Virginia N
Wisconsin Y
Wyoming Y
American Samoa N
North Mariana Islands N
Guam N
Puerto Rico N
Virgin Islands N
Micronesia N
Marshall Islands N
Palau N

State/Territory

State Licensure met

Licensure comments

Alabama

Yes

Alabama accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12

Alaska

Yes

Acceptance of Biology education in Alaska Varies

American Samoa

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Biology Education

Arizona

Yes

Acceptance of Biology education in Arizona Varies

Arkansas

Yes

Arkansas accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12.

California

Yes

California accepts Biology Education for grades P-12.

Colorado

Yes

Transcripts will be evaluated to see if students meet the 24-semester hour requirement as outlined on the worksheet for the general content area.

Connecticut

Yes

Connecticut accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Delaware

Yes

Delaware accepts Biology Education for grades 9-12

District Columbia

Yes

District Columbia accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12

Federal States of Micronesia

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Biology Education

Florida

Yes

Florida accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12

Georgia

Yes

Georgia accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12

Guam

Yes

Guam accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12

Hawaii

Yes

Hawaii accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12

Idaho

Yes

Idaho accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12 but curriculum comparison is required.

Indiana

Yes

Indiana accepts Biology Education for grades 5-12

Illinois

Yes

Illinois accepts Biology Education for grades 9-12

Iowa

Yes

Iowa accepts Biology Education for grades 5-12 but curriculum comparison is required.

Kansas

Yes

Kansas accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12

Kentucky

Yes

Kentucky accepts Biology Education for grades 8-12

Louisiana

Yes

Louisiana accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12

Maine

Yes

Maine accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Maryland

Yes

Maryland accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12

Massachusetts

Yes

Massachusetts accepts Biology Education for grades 8-12

Michigan

Yes

Michigan accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12

Minnesota

Yes

Minnesota accepts Biology Education for grades 5-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Mississippi

Yes

Mississippi accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12

Missouri

Yes

Missouri accepts Biology Education for grades 9-12

Montana

Yes

Montana accepts Biology Education for grades 5-12

Nebraska

Yes

Nebraska accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Nevada

Yes

Nevada accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12

New Hampshire

Yes

New Hampshire accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

New Jersey

Yes

New Jersey accepts Biology Education for grades K-12, but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

New Mexico

Yes

New Mexico accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison is required.

New York

Yes

New York accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12

North Carolina

Yes

North Carolina accepts Biology Education for grades 9-12.

Northen Mariana Islands

Yes

Northen Mariana Islands accepts Biology Education for grades 9-12.

Ohio

Yes

Ohio accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12.

Oklahoma

Yes

Oklahoma accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12.

Oregon

Yes

Oregon accepts Biology Education for grades PreK-12.

Pennsylvania

Yes

Pennsylvania accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12.

Puerto Rico

Yes

Puerto Rico accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12.

Republic Palau

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Biology Education.

Republic of Marshall Island

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Biology Education.

Rhode Island

Yes

Rhode Island accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12.

South Carolina

Yes

South Carolina accepts Biology Education for grades 9-12.

South Dakota

Yes

South Dakota accepts Biology Education for grades 5-12.

Tennessee

Yes

Tennessee accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12.

Texas

Yes

Texas accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12.

Virginia Islands

Yes

Virginia Islands accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12, but curriculum comparison is required.

Utah

Yes

Utah accepts Biology Education for grades 9-12.

Vermont

Yes

Vermont accepts Biology Education for grades 7-12, but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Virginia

Yes

Virginia accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12, but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Washington

Yes

Washington accepts Biology Education for grades 5-12.

West Virginia

Yes

West Virginia accepts Biology Education for grades 9-Adult.

Wisconsin

Yes

Wisconsin accepts Biology Education for grades 4-12, but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Wyoming

Yes

Wyoming accepts Biology Education for grades 6-12.

State State Licensure met
Alabama N
Alaska N
Arizona Y
Arkansas N
California N
Colorado N
Connecticut N
Delaware N
Florida Y
Georgia N
Hawaii Y
Idaho N
Illinois Y
Indiana N
Iowa N
Kansas N
Kentucky N
Louisiana N
Maine N
Maryland N
Massachusetts N
Michigan N
Minnesota Y
Mississippi Y
Missouri Y
Montana Y
Nebraska N
Nevada Y
New Hampshire N
New Jersey N
New Mexico N
New York N
North Carolina N
North Dakota Y
Ohio N
Oklahoma Y
Oregon N
Pennsylvania N
Rhode Island N
South Carolina N
South Dakota N
Tennessee N
Texas N
Utah N
Vermont N
Virginia N
Washington N
West Virginia N
Wisconsin N
Wyoming Y
American Samoa Y
North Mariana Islands N
Guam N
Puerto Rico N
Virgin Islands Y
Micronesia Y
Marshall Islands N
Palau N

State/Territory

State Licensure met

Licensure comments

Alabama

Yes

Alabama accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12

Alaska

Yes

Acceptance of Chemistry education in Alaska Varies

American Samoa

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Chemistry Education.

Arizona

Yes

Acceptance of Chemistry education in Arizona Varies.

Arkansas

Yes

Arkansas accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12.

California

Yes

California accepts Chemistry Education for grades P-12.

Colorado

Yes

Transcripts will be evaluated to see if students meet the 24-semester hour requirement as outlined on the worksheet for the general content area.

Connecticut

Yes

Connecticut accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Delaware

Yes

Delaware accepts Chemistry Education for grades 9-12.

District Columbia

Yes

District Columbia accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12.

Federal States of Micronesia

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Chemistry Education.

Florida

Yes

Florida accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12

Georgia

Yes

Georgia accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12

Guam

Yes

Guam accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12

Hawaii

Yes

Hawaii accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12

Idaho

Yes

Idaho accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12 but curriculum comparison is required.

Illinois

Yes

Illinois accepts Chemistry Education for grades 9-12

Indiana

Yes

Indiana accepts Chemistry Education for grades 5-12

Iowa

Yes

Iowa accepts Chemistry Education for grades 5-12 but curriculum comparison is required.

Kansas

Yes

Kansas accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12

Kentucky

Yes

Kentucky accepts Chemistry Education for grades 8-12

Louisiana

Yes

Louisiana accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12

Maine

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Chemistry Education.

Maryland

Yes

Maryland accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12

Massachusetts

Yes

Massachusetts accepts Chemistry Education for grades 8-12

Michigan

Yes

Michigan accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12

Minnesota

Yes

Minnesota accepts Chemistry Education for grades 5-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Mississippi

Yes

Mississippi accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12

Missouri

Yes

Missouri accepts Chemistry Education for grades 9-12

Montana

Yes

Montana accepts Chemistry Education for grades 5-12

Nebraska

Yes

Nebraska accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Nevada

Yes

Nevada accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12

New Hampshire

Yes

New Hampshire accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

New Jersey

Yes

New Jersey accepts Chemistry Education for grades K-12, but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

New Mexico

Yes

New Mexico accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison is required.

New York

Yes

New York accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12

North Carolina

Yes

North Carolina accepts Chemistry Education for grades 9-12.

Northen Mariana Islands

Yes

Northen Mariana Islands accepts Chemistry Education for grades 9-12.

Ohio

Yes

Ohio accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12.

Oklahoma

Yes

Oklahoma accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12.

Oregon

Yes

Oregon accepts Chemistry Education for grades PreK-12.

Pennsylvania

Yes

Pennsylvania accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12.

Puerto Rico

Yes

Puerto Rico accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12.

Republic Palau

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Chemistry Education.

Republic of Marshall Island

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Chemistry Education.

Rhode Island

Yes

Rhode Island accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12.

South Carolina

Yes

South Carolina accepts Chemistry Education for grades 9-12.

South Dakota

Yes

South Dakota accepts Chemistry Education for grades 5-12.

Tennessee

Yes

Tennessee accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12.

Texas

Yes

Texas accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12.

Virginia Islands

Yes

Virginia Islands accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12, but curriculum comparison is required.

Utah

Yes

Utah accepts Chemistry Education for grades 9-12.

Vermont

Yes

Vermont accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12, but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Virginia

Yes

Virginia accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12, but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Washington

Yes

Washington accepts Chemistry Education for grades 5-12.

West Virginia

Yes

West Virginia accepts Chemistry Education for grades 9-Adult.

Wisconsin

Yes

Wisconsin accepts Chemistry Education for grades 4-12, but curriculum comparison is required.

Wyoming

Yes

Wyoming accepts Chemistry Education for grades 6-12.

State/Territory

State Licensure met

Licensure comments

Alabama

Yes

Alabama accepts Composite Education for grades 6-12

Alaska

Yes

Acceptance of Composite education in Alaska Varies

American Samoa

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Arizona

Yes

Acceptance of Composite education in Arizona Varies.

Arkansas

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

California

Yes

California accepts Composite Education for grades P-12.

Colorado

Yes

Colorado accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Connecticut

Yes

Connecticut accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Delaware

Yes

Delaware accepts Composite Education for grades 9-12.

District Columbia

Yes

District Columbia accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12.

Federal States of Micronesia

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Florida

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Georgia

Yes

Georgia accepts Composite Education for grades 6-12

Guam

Yes

Guam accepts Composite Education for grades 6-12

Hawaii

Yes

Hawaii accepts Composite Education for grades 6-12

Idaho

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Illinois

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Indiana

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Iowa

Yes

Iowa accepts Composite Education for grades 5-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Kansas

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Kentucky

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Louisiana

Yes

Louisiana accepts Composite Education for grades 6-12.

Maine

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Maryland

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Massachusetts

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Michigan

Yes

Michigan accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12

Minnesota

Yes

Minnesota accepts Composite Education for grades 5-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Mississippi

Yes

Mississippi accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12.

Missouri

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Montana

Yes

-No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Nebraska

Yes

Nebraska accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Nevada

Yes

Nevada accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12

New Hampshire

Yes

New Hampshire accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework are required.

New Jersey

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

New Mexico

Yes

New Mexico accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12 but curriculum comparison and transcript evaluation are required.

New York

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

North Carolina

Yes

North Carolina accepts Composite Education for grades 9-12.

Northen Mariana Islands

Yes

Northen Mariana Islands accepts Composite Education for grades 9-12.

Ohio

Yes

Ohio accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12.

Oklahoma

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Oregon

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Pennsylvania

Yes

Pennsylvania accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12.

Puerto Rico

Yes

Puerto Rico accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12.

Republic Palau

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Republic of Marshall Island

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Rhode Island

Yes

Rhode Island accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12.

South Carolina

Yes

South Carolina accepts Composite Education for grades 9-12.

South Dakota

Yes

South Dakota accepts Composite Education for grades 5-12.

Tennessee

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Texas

Yes

Texas accepts Composite Education for grades 6-12.

Virginia Islands

Yes

Virginia Islands accepts Chemistry Education for grades 7-12, but curriculum comparison is required.

Utah

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Vermont

Yes

Vermont accepts Composite Education for grades 7-12, but curriculum comparison and state specific course works are required.

Virginia

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Washington

Yes

Washington accepts Composite Education for grades 5-12.

West Virginia

Yes

West Virginia accepts Composite Education for grades 9-Adult.

Wisconsin

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Composite Education.

Wyoming

Yes

Wyoming accepts Composite Education for grades 6-12.

State Requirements Met Licensure Comments
Alabama Yes General Social Science Grades 6-12
Alaska Yes Social Science; 3 semester hours of Alaska multicurltural education/cross-cultural communication coursework; other trainings may be required
American Samoa Yes No information given
Arizona Yes Completion of US & Arizona Constitution coursework
Arkansas Yes Social Studies - Secondary Grades 7-12; 3 college credit hour Arkansas History course; other professional development trainings
California Yes Social Science Grades P-12
Colorado Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12; Knowledge of Colorado Academic Standards in Social Studies
Connecticut Yes History & Social Studies Grades 7-12; Curriculum Comparison is needed; Complete a course study in special education of not fewer than 36 hours
Delaware Yes History Education as Secondary Scoial Studies Teacher Standard Certificate Grades 9-12
District Columbia Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
Federal States of Micronesia Yes No information given
Florida Yes Social Science Grades 6-12
Georgia Yes Secondary Social Studies Grades 6-12
Guam Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12; Completion of Guam History of Culture course
Hawaii Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12
Idaho Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12
Illinois Yes No information given
Indiana Yes No information given
Iowa Yes Curriculum Comparison is needed
Kansas Yes History and Government Grades 6-12
Kentucky Yes Secondary School Social Studies Grades 8-12
Louisiana Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12
Maine Yes Secondary Teacher-Social Studies Grades 6-12
Maryland Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12; 6 semester hours in approved Reading Literacy course
Massachusetts Yes Social Science Grades 5-12; will need to complete Sheltered English immersion endorsement
Michigan Yes Social Science-Secondary Grades 7-12; First Aid and CPR training
Minnesota Yes Social Studies Grades 5-12
Mississippi Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
Missouri Yes Secondary Education-Social Science Grades 8-12
Montana Yes No information given
Nebraska Yes Social Science Grades 7-12; Curriculum comparison may be needed; Human Relations Training and Special Education Training
Nevada Yes Secondary-Social Studies Grades 7-12;
New Hampshire Yes May need Curriculum Comparison; may need New Hampshire government course;
New Jersey Yes Social Studies Grades K-12; Physiology & Hygiene Requirement
New Mexico Yes Secondary Social Studies Grades 7-12; Curriculum comparison may be needed
New York Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12; Additional workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting, Dignity, DASA, School Violence Prevention & Intervention
North Carolina Yes Social Studies Grades 9-12
Northern Mariana Islands Yes No information given
Ohio Yes Integrated Social Studies Grades 7-12
Oklahoma Yes Social Studies Grades 5-12
Oregon Yes Social Studies Grade PreK-12
Pennsylvania Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
Puerto Rico Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
Republic Palau Yes No information given
Republic of Marshall Island Yes No information given
Rhode Island Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
South Carolina Yes Social Studies Grades 9-12
South Dakota Yes Secondary Intermediate Social Science Grades 5-12; South Dakota Indian Studies course
Tennessee Yes Tennessee does not offer a secondary Social Science endorsement, but has endorsements
in the following subspecialities: History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Government.
Texas Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12
Virgin Islands Yes Secondary Social Studies Grades 7-12; Complete a course in U.S. Virgin Island History
Utah Yes Social Studies Composite Grades 9-12
Vermont Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12; Course Comparison may be needed
Virginia Yes History and Social Sciences Grades 6-12; Virginia History Course and African American History course needed; Additional trainings: Child Abuse Recognition & Intervention Training; First Aid & CPR, Dyslexia Awareness Training, Behavior Intervention & Support Training
Washington Yes Social Studies Grades 5-12
West Virginia Yes Social Studies Grades 5-Adult
Wisconsin Yes Middle and High School Social Studies Grades 4-12; additional trainings needed;
Wyoming Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12; Wisconsin Constitution course

 

State/Territory State Licensure met Licensure comments
Alabama Yes K-6
Alaska Yes K-6
American Samoa Yes No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for Elementary Education
Arizona Yes K-8
Arkansas Yes K-6
California Yes K-8
Colorado Yes K-6
Connecticut No A curriculum comparison and specific coursework are required.
Delaware Yes K-6. 
District Columbia Yes 1-6. 
Federal States of Micronesia Yes  
Florida Yes K-6.
Georgia Yes Birth to Grade 5.
Guam Yes K-5
Hawaii Yes K-6
Idaho Yes K-8
Illinois Yes 1-6
Indiana Yes K-6
Iowa Yes K-6
Kansas Yes K-6
Kentucky Yes P-5
Louisiana Yes  
Maine No Curriculum comparison required.
Maryland Yes 1-6
Massachusetts No  
Michigan Yes K-5
Minnesota Yes 1-6
Mississippi Yes K-6
Missouri Yes 1-6
Montana Yes K-8 Requires completion of NA education course within first two years
Nebraska Yes K-6
Nevada Yes K-6
New Hampshire Yes  
New Jersey Yes K-6 or K-8 depending upon completion of middle school coursework.
New Mexico No  
New York Yes 1-6
North Carolina Yes K-6
Northern Mariana Islands Yes   
Ohio Yes PreK-12
Oklahoma Yes    
Oregon Yes Biology (PreK-12)
Pennsylvania Yes PreK-4
Puerto Rico Yes Biology (7-12)
Republic Palau No Insufficient information given
Republic of Marshall Island No Insufficient information given
Rhode Island Yes 1-6
South Carolina Yes 2-6
South Dakota Yes K-8  Requires completion of SD Indian Studies course
Tennessee Yes K-5
Texas Yes EC-5
Virgin Islands Yes K-6
Utah Yes 1-8
Vermont Yes 1-8
Virginia Yes PreK-6
Washington Yes K-8
West Virginia Yes K-6
Wisconsin Yes 1-8
Wyoming Yes K-5

State/Territory

State Licensure met

Licensure comments

Alabama

Yes

 Able to teach grades 6-12

Alaska

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12. Prior to renewal of out-of-state license 3 semester hours of Alaska studies and 3 semester hours of Alaska multicultural education must be complete

American Samoa

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for English Education.

Arizona

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

Arkansas

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12 Completion of 3 credit hours of Arkansas history required.

California

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

Colorado

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required.

Connecticut

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required.

Delaware

Yes

Able to teach grades 9-12 and can be used for 6-8.

District Columbia

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

Federal States of Micronesia

Yes

Out-of-state approved teacher preparation program graduates meet educational requirements.

Florida

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

Georgia

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

Guam

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

Hawaii

Yes

Qualifies to teach grades 6-12

Idaho

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.  Must be licensed in ND prior to applying for Idaho license.

Illinois

Yes

Able to teach grades 9-12.

Indiana

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12.

Iowa

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required.

Kansas

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

Kentucky

Yes

Able to teach grades 8-12.

Louisiana

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

Maine

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required.

Maryland

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

Massachusetts

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12.

Michigan

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

Minnesota

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required.

Mississippi

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

Missouri

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.  Must be licensed in ND prior to applying for Missouri license.

Montana

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12.

Nebraska

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12 and recognizes English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required.

Nevada

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

New Hampshire

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required.

New Jersey

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required. Undergraduate cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 or above.

New Mexico

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required.

New York

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

North Carolina

Yes

Able to teach grades 9-12.

Northen Mariana Islands

Yes

Out-of-state approved teacher preparation program graduates meet educational requirements.

Ohio

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

Oklahoma

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12.

Oregon

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12. Must hold ND license prior to applying for Oregon license.

Pennsylvania

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

Puerto Rico

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

Republic Palau

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for English Education.

Republic of Marshall Island

Yes

No relevant national licensure compact or interstate reciprocity agreement exists for English Education.

Rhode Island

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

South Carolina

Yes

Able to teach grades 9-12.

South Dakota

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12. Must complete SD Indian Studies Course.

Tennessee

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

Texas

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12.

US Virgin Islands

Yes

Able to teach grades 9-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and territory specific coursework may be required.

Utah

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

Vermont

Yes

Able to teach grades 7-12, curriculum comparison needed if graduate does not first earn a ND license.

Virginia

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12 curriculum comparison needed if graduate does not first earn a ND license.

Washington

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12.

West Virginia

Yes

Able to teach grades 5-12.

Wisconsin

Yes

Able to teach grades 4-12 and accepts English Education preparation but curriculum comparison and state specific coursework may be required.

Wyoming

Yes

Able to teach grades 6-12.

State/Territory  Eligibility Specific conditions  
Alabama Yes Grades 6-12
Alaska Yes 3 Semester hours of Alaska multi-cultural coursework
American Samoa No  
Arizona Yes Completion of US History and Arizona Constitution coursework or passing score on the Constitution of the US and Arizona exam within 3 years of licensure.
Arkansas Yes Grades K-12; Documentation of completion of: 2 hours Family and Community Engagement, 2 hours of child maltreatment training, teen suicide awareness and prevention, 1 hour of dyslexia training.
California Yes Grades P-12
Colorado Yes Grades K-12
Connecticut Yes Grades P-12; 36 clock hours of special education training
Delaware Yes  
District of Columbia Yes Grades P-12
Federated States of Micronesia No  
Florida Yes Grades K-12
Georgia Yes Grades P-12
Guam Yes Grades 6-12; Cultural history of Guam course
Hawaii Yes Grades K-12
Idaho Yes Grades 5-9, 6-12, or K-12
Illinois Yes Grades P-12
Indiana Yes Grades 5-12
Iowa Yes Grades K-8 or 5-12
Kansas Yes  
Kentucky Yes Grades P-12
Louisiana Yes Grades K-12
Maine Yes Grades P-12
Maryland Yes Grades P-12; 6 semester hours in reading
Massachusetts Yes Grades K-12; SEI: Sheltered English Immersion course
Michigan Yes Grades K-12; Adult and Child CPR/First Aid
Minnesota Yes Grades 5-12
Mississippi Yes Grades K-12
Missouri Yes Grades K-12
Montana Yes Grades 5-12; Completion of free online course: “Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana”
Nebraska Yes Grades 7-12; Human Relations and Special Education Training
Nevada Yes Grades 7-12; Parental Involvement and Family Engagement coursework
New Hampshire Yes Grades K-12
New Jersey Yes Grades K-12; Physiology and Hygiene Requirement consisting of a college course in health, biology, or nutrition, an online test, or evidence of basic military training.
New Mexico Yes Grades P-12
New York Yes Grades K-12; workshops in child abuse and prevention training, dignity for all students, and school violence prevention and intervention
North Carolina Yes Grades K-12
Northern Mariana Islands Yes Grades K-12
Ohio Yes Grades P-12; 6 additional reading credits
Oklahoma Yes Grades P-12
Oregon Yes Grades P-12
Pennsylvania Yes Grades P-12
Puerto Rico Yes Grades K-12
Republic of Palau No  
Republic of the Marshall Islands No  
Rhode Island Yes Grades P-12
South Carolina Yes Grades P-12
South Dakota Yes K-8 or 5-12; SD Indian Studies course, 1 clock hour of suicide awareness and prevention
Tennessee Yes Grades K-12
Texas Yes Grades P-12, 6-8, or 6-12
US Virgin Islands No  
Utah No  
Vermont Yes Grades K-12
Virginia Yes Grades P-12; Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Intervention training, CPR/First Aid, Dyslexia Awareness training, Behavior Intervention and Support training
Washington Yes Grades P-12
West Virginia Yes Grades P-Adult or 5-Adult
Wisconsin Yes Grades K-12; Minority group relations training, special education, conflict resolution, and reading/language arts instruction
Wyoming Yes Grades 5-8, 6-12, or K-12;Constitution coursework or demonstration of passing constitutional knowledge exam

 

State Requirements Met Licensure Comments
Alabama Yes General Social Science Grades 6-12
Alaska Yes Social Science; 3 semester hours of Alaska multicurltural education/cross-cultural communication coursework; other trainings may be required
American Samoa Yes No information given
Arizona Yes Completion of US & Arizona Constitution coursework
Arkansas Yes Social Studies - Secondary Grades 7-12; 3 college credit hour Arkansas History course; other professional development trainings
California Yes Social Science Grades P-12
Colorado Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12; Knowledge of Colorado Academic Standards in Social Studies
Connecticut Yes History & Social Studies Grades 7-12; Curriculum Comparison is needed; Complete a course study in special education of not fewer than 36 hours
Delaware Yes History Education as Secondary Scoial Studies Teacher Standard Certificate Grades 9-12
District Columbia Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
Federal States of Micronesia Yes No information given
Florida Yes Social Science Grades 6-12
Georgia Yes Secondary Social Studies Grades 6-12
Guam Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12; Completion of Guam History of Culture course
Hawaii Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12
Idaho Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12
Illinois Yes No information given
Indiana Yes No information given
Iowa NO Curriculum Comparison is needed
Kansas Yes History and Government Grades 6-12
Kentucky Yes Secondary School Social Studies Grades 8-12
Louisiana Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12
Maine Yes Secondary Teacher-Social Studies Grades 6-12
Maryland Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12; 6 semester hours in approved Reading Literacy course
Massachusetts Yes Social Science Grades 5-12; will need to complete Sheltered English immersion endorsement
Michigan Yes Social Science-Secondary Grades 7-12; First Aid and CPR training
Minnesota Yes Social Studies Grades 5-12
Mississippi Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
Missouri Yes Secondary Education-Social Science Grades 8-12
Montana Yes No information given
Nebraska Yes Social Science Grades 7-12; Curriculum comparison may be needed; Human Relations Training and Special Education Training
Nevada Yes Secondary-Social Studies Grades 7-12;
New Hampshire Yes May need Curriculum Comparison; may need New Hampshire government course;
New Jersey Yes Social Studies Grades K-12; Physiology & Hygiene Requirement
New Mexico Yes Secondary Social Studies Grades 7-12; Curriculum comparison may be needed
New York Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12; Additional workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting, Dignity, DASA, School Violence Prevention & Intervention
North Carolina Yes Social Studies Grades 9-12
Northern Mariana Islands Yes No information given
Ohio Yes Integrated Social Studies Grades 7-12
Oklahoma Yes Social Studies Grades 5-12
Oregon Yes Social Studies Grade PreK-12
Pennsylvania Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
Puerto Rico Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
Republic Palau Yes No information given
Republic of Marshall Island Yes No information given
Rhode Island Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12
South Carolina Yes Social Studies 
South Dakota Yes Secondary Intermediate Social Science Grades 5-12; South Dakota Indian Studies course
Tennessee Yes Tennessee does not offer a secondary Social Science endorsement, but has endorsements
in the following subspecialities: History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Government.
Texas Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12
Virgin Islands Yes Secondary Social Studies Grades 7-12; Complete a course in U.S. Virgin Island History
Utah Yes Social Studies Composite Grades 9-12
Vermont Yes Social Studies Grades 7-12; Course Comparison may be needed
Virginia Yes History and Social Sciences Grades 6-12; Virginia History Course and African American History course needed; Additional trainings: Child Abuse Recognition & Intervention Training; First Aid & CPR, Dyslexia Awareness Training, Behavior Intervention & Support Training
Washington Yes Social Studies Grades 5-12
West Virginia Yes Social Studies Grades 5-Adult
Wisconsin Yes Middle and High School Social Studies Grades 4-12; additional trainings needed;
Wyoming Yes Social Studies Grades 6-12; Wisconsin Constitution course

 

State Requirements Met Licensure Comments
Alabama Yes Grades P-12
Alaska Yes A 3-semester hour Alaska multiculural
education coursework is needed
American Samoa Yes No information given
Arizona Yes Grades P-12; Completion of US & AZ
Constitution Coursework
Arkansas Yes Instrumental Music Grades K-12 or Vocal Music Grades K-12; Documentation of successful completion of 3 semester hours in Arkansas History
California Yes Grades P-12
Colorado Yes Knowledge of Colorado Academic Standards in Music
Connecticut Yes Grades P-12; complete a course of study in Special Education
Delaware Yes  
District Columbia Yes Instrumental Music Grades P-12 or Vocal Music Grades P-12
Federal States of Micronesia Yes No information given
Florida Yes  
Georgia Yes Grades P-12
Guam Yes Grades 6-12
Hawaii Yes  
Idaho Yes Complete a Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course
Illinois Yes Grades P-12; if applicant does not have ND license; additional coursework is needed in Special Education, Reading and ESL
Indiana Yes Grades PreK-12 or Vocal Music Grades PreK-12
Iowa Yes Instrumental Music PreK-12 or Vocal Music K-8 or 5-12
Kansas Yes Instrumental PreK-12 or Vocal Music PreK-12
Kentucky Yes Insturmental Grades Primary-12 or Vocal Music Grades Primary-12
Louisiana Yes  
Maine Yes Grades PK-12
Maryland Yes Grades PreK-12; will need to complete 6 hours in reading
Massachusetts Yes Instrumental Music Grades PreK-12 or Vocal Music Grades PreK-12; will need to complete Sheltered English immersion endorsement
Michigan Yes Must also have current training in First Aid and CPR
Minnesota Yes  
Mississippi Yes Instrumental Grades K-12 or Vocal Grades K-12
Missouri Yes  
Montana Yes An Introduction to Indian Education for All Montana course needed
Nebraska Yes Vocal Music Grades PK-12; will need Human Relations Training & Special Education Training
Nevada Yes Middle School/Junior High Instrumental Music or Secondary-Instrumental Music 7-9 or 7-12 OR Middle School/Junior High Vocal Music or Secondary-Vocal Music 7-9 or 7-12; need Parental Involvement & Family Engagement course work
New Hampshire Yes  
New Jersey Yes Need a Physiology & Hygiene Requirement
New Mexico Yes New Mexico accepts ND Music Education
New York Yes Required workshops: Child Abuse & Reporting, Dignity for All Students Act, School Violence Prevention and Intervention
North Carolina Yes  
Northern Mariana Islands Yes  
Ohio Yes Grades P-12
Oklahoma Yes Instruamental Music PK-12 or Vocal/General Music PK-12
Oregon Yes Grades PreK-12
Pennsylvania Yes Grades PK-12
Puerto Rico Yes  
Republic Palau Yes  
Republic of Marshall Island Yes  
Rhode Island Yes Grades PK-12
South Carolina Yes Instrumental Grades PK-12 OR Choral Grades PK-12
South Dakota Yes Instrumental Grades PK-12 OR Choral Grades PK-12; Will need a South Dakota Indian Studies course
Tennessee Yes Instrumental Grades K-12 or Vocal/General Grades K-12
Texas Yes Grades PK-12
Virgin Islands Yes Music Grades K-6 or 7-12; Need to complete a course in U.S. Virgin Island History
Utah Yes Grades K-6, 6-12 or K-12
Vermont Yes Grades PK-8 or 5-12 or PK-12
Virginia Yes Instrumental Grades PreK-12 or Vocal/Choral PreK-12; Other training needed: Certification of Child Abuse & Neglect Recognition & Intervention Training, First Aid, CPR & AED Training/Certification, Dyslexia Awaremenss Training, Behavior Intervention & Support Training
Washington Yes Instrumental Grades Preschool-12 OR Choral Grades Preschool -12
West Virginia Yes Music Education Preschool-Adult
Wisconsin Yes Additional Training: Minority Group Relations, WI American Indian Bands and Tribes, Special Education, Confilct Resolution, and Reading & Language Arts Instruction
Wyoming Yes Music Instrumenta Grades K-6 or 5-8 or 6-12 or K-12 OR Music Vocal Grades K-6 or 5-8 or 6-12 or K-12; Coursework in U.S. & Wyoming Constitution study or PTSB exam

 

State/Territory  Eligibility Specific conditions  
Alabama Yes Grades P-12
Alaska Yes 3 Semester hours of Alaska multi-cultural coursework
American Samoa No  
Arizona Yes Grades P-12; Completion of US History and Arizona Constitution coursework or passing score on the Constitution of the US and Arizona exam within 3 years of licensure.
Arkansas Yes Grades P-12;Documentation of completion of: 2 hours Family and Community Engagement, 2 hours of child maltreatment training, teen suicide awareness and prevention, 1 hour of dyslexia training.
California Yes Grades P-12
Colorado Yes Grades K-12
Connecticut Yes Grades P-12; 36 clock hours of special education training
Delaware Yes  
District of Columbia Yes Grades P-12
Federated States of Micronesia No  
Florida Yes Grades K-12
Georgia Yes Grades P-12
Guam Yes Grades 6-12; Cultural history of Guam course
Hawaii Yes Grades K-12
Idaho Yes Grades K-12
Illinois Yes Grades P-12
Indiana Yes Grades P-12
Iowa Yes Grades K-8 or 5-12
Kansas Yes Grades P-12
Kentucky Yes Grades P-12
Louisiana Yes Grades K-12
Maine Yes Grades P-12
Maryland Yes Grades P-12; 3 additional semester hours in reading
Massachusetts Yes Grades P-8 or 5-12; SEI: Sheltered English Immersion course
Michigan Yes Grades K-12; Adult and Child CPR/First Aid
Minnesota Yes Grades K-12
Mississippi Yes Grades K-12
Missouri Yes Grades K-12
Montana Yes Grades K-12; Completion of free online course: “Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana”
Nebraska Yes Grades P-6, 7-12 or P-12; Human Relations and Special Education Training
Nevada Yes Grades K-6 or 7-12; Parental Involvement and Family Engagement coursework
New Hampshire Yes Grades K-12
New Jersey Yes Grades K-12; Physiology and Hygiene Requirement consisting of a college course in health, biology, or nutrition, an online test, or evidence of basic military training.
New Mexico Yes Grades P-12
New York Yes Grades K-12; Workshops in child abuse and prevention training, dignity for all students, and school violence prevention and intervention
North Carolina Yes Grades K-12
Northern Mariana Islands Yes Grades K-12
Ohio Yes Grades P-12; 6 additional credit hours of reading
Oklahoma Yes Grades P-12
Oregon Yes Grades P-12
Pennsylvania Yes Grades K-12
Puerto Rico Yes Grades K-6 or 7-12
Republic of Palau No  
Republic of the Marshall Islands No  
Rhode Island Yes Grades P-12
South Carolina Yes Grades P-12
South Dakota Yes Grades K-8 or 5-12;  SD Indian Studies course, 1 clock hour of suicide awareness and prevention
Tennessee Yes Grades K-12
Texas Yes Grades P-12
US Virgin Islands No  
Utah Yes Grades K-12
Vermont Yes Grades P-6, 7-12, or P-12
Virginia Yes Grades P-12; Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Intervention training, CPR/First Aid, Dyslexia Awareness training, Behavior Intervention and Support training
Washington Yes Grades P-12
West Virginia Yes Grades P-Adult, 5-Adult, or 5-9
Wisconsin Yes Grades K-12; Minority group relations training, special education, conflict resolution, and reading/language arts instruction
Wyoming Yes Grades K-6, 5-8, 6-12, or K-12; Constitution coursework or demonstration of constitutional knowledge exam

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program at Dickinson State University meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse (RN) nursing license in the states of North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Utah.

Dickinson State University has not determined if the BSN Completion Program at DSU meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

To determine eligibility for other states please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and contact the appropriate state department/agency for more information. 

North Dakota Board of Nursing

State Requirements Met
Alabama Y
Alaska Y
Arizona Y
Arkansas Y
California Y
Colorado Y
Connecticut Y
Delaware Y
Florida Y
Georgia Y
Hawaii Y
Idaho Y
Illinois Y
Indiana Y
Iowa Y
Kansas Y
Kentucky Y
Louisiana Y
Maine Y
Maryland Y
Massachusetts Y
Michigan Y
Minnesota Y
Mississippi Y
Missouri Y
Montana Y
Nebraska Y
Nevada Y
New Hampshire Y
New Jersey Y
New Mexico Y
New York Y
North Carolina Y
Ohio Y
Oklahoma Y
Oregon Y
Pennsylvania Y
Rhode Island Y
South Carolina Y
South Dakota Y
Tennessee Y
Texas Y
Utah Y
Vermont Y
Virginia Y
Washington Y
West Virginia Y
Wisconsin Y
Wyoming Y
American Samoa N
North Mariana Islands N
Guam N
Puerto Rico N
Virgin Islands N
Micronesia N
Marshall Islands N
Palau N

Licensure for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree falls under the content areas as listed in the undergraduate degrees.  Refer to your content area for licensure requirements.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Through the NC-SARA agreement, Dickinson State University is authorized to offer online degree programs in the following states. Prospective students should be sure their home state is listed below:

  • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

*Internships are not allowed as an option in the following degree programs: BS in Accounting, BS in Business Administration, BS in Human Resource Management, Bachelor of Applied Science

DSU is currently seeking authorization in the following states:

  • Massachusetts 

SARA Misconduct Report Policy

DSU has a strong commitment to highly ethical and moral principles. Our institution has established a Misconduct Report Policy to assist students, staff, and faculty with any concerns they may have in a quick and fair manner.

In the event of an issue, open communication between those parties involved is encouraged for the matter to be resolved without the need to file a formal complaint. However, if an attempt to resolve the issue does not come to fruition, or if the matter is more serious in nature, either party may follow the Formal Complaint Process.

SARA Formal Complaint Process

Institutional level

If an issue cannot be resolved by the aforementioned procedure or is more serious in nature, individuals should begin by completing the Online Academic Misconduct Report Form.

For more information, contact the Provost:

Dr. Huijian Dong
Provost
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601
701-502-2049
huijian.dong@dickinsonstate.edu

State level

If the complaint is not resolved at the institutional level, the complainant may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Portal Agency at the North Dakota University System (NDUS).

SARA Portal Agency

Claire Gunwall
Director of Academic Affairs & Workforce Innovation
North Dakota University System Office

600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 215
Bismarck, ND 58505-0230

701-328-4140

stateauth@ndus.edu

Distance Learning—Home State

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved using the options outlined above, students enrolled in online courses from outside the state of North Dakota may also file a complaint within their home state.