Professional Licensure Disclosures

DSU is in the process of researching the state requirements for professional licensure in all of our programs that lead to eligibility for licensure. Each state has unique authorization requirements, so DSU must review each state’s laws to ensure that the university is in compliance. If you are planning to seek a professional license or certification in a state other than North Dakota, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing agency to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure or certification, before enrolling in a DSU program. Other requirements in a particular state may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure in a particular state, please contact the licensing board in the state by clicking on the link to the agency in the disclosures listed at the bottom of this page.

Licensure requirements are always subject to change. Although DSU will attempt to confirm the licensure requirements on a routine basis, we strongly recommend that you inquire with the state board to confirm that you understand and will meet the requirements for licensure before enrolling in your program of choice.

Additionally, licensing requirements vary by state and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. Check with the state licensing agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity and please notify your Academic Advisor of your relocation and licensure intent in the new state.

If you have any questions or if you would like assistance in determining if your selected program is authorized in a particular state, please email dsu.online@dickinsonstate.edu

Education / Teaching State Licensure Information

The following programs lead to North Dakota licensure:

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Technology Education

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Education - Business Education (Secondary Education)

Bachelor of Science in Education - Art Education (K-12 Education)

Bachelor of Science in Education - Music

Bachelor of Science in Education - Physical Education (K-12)

Bachelor of Science in Education - English Education

Bachelor of Science in Education - Mathematics Education Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Education - Biology Education

Bachelor of Science in Education - Chemistry Education

Bachelor of Science in Education - Composite Science Education

Bachelor of Science in Education - Composite Social Science Education (Secondary Education)

Bachelor of Science in Education - History Education

Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Education in Technology Education (a cooperative major with Valley City State University)

North Dakota Education Standards and Practice Boards

DSU has not yet made a determination of whether the program curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other U.S. States and territories. Once a determination is made this page will be updated. Please visit the U.S. Department of Education and contact the appropriate state department/agency for more information.

Nursing State Licensure Information

The following nursing preparations programs meet eligibility for North Dakota and Minnesota licensure.

Associate in Applied Science Degree - Practical Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program

Online ADRN to BSN Completion Program

North Dakota Board of Nursing

Minnesota Board of Nursing

DSU has not yet made a determination of whether the program curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other U.S. States or territories. Once a determination is made this page will be updated. 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. 

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/Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Ms. Marilyn Lee
Interim Provost/Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601
701-483-2330
marilyn.lee@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

Cheryl Thompson
Outreach Manager
Communication | Training | State Authorization Coordinator
Core Technology Services
North Dakota University System
2000 44th Street SW, Suite 301
Fargo, ND 58103
701-239-6676
cheryl.thompson@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.