Mayville State University State Authorization

Out-of-State Students Interested in Online Degree Programs and Classes from Mayville State University

State laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own.  Below is a list of states where Mayville State University is authorized to offer online degree programs and the status of pending authorization requests.  Please pay careful attention to the programs available in your state.

Full Authorization for All Online Programs--NC-SARA

NC-SARA Approved Institution logo round.pngMayville State University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs.  The following states are also members:

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

Full Authorization for All Online Programs

Mayville State University has authorization to offer online degrees and classes in these states:

California

Complaint Process

If students have concerns or complaints regarding any aspect of Mayville State University online courses, see the Student Complaint Process.

If you have any questions on State Authorization, please contact Misti Wuori, Director of Extended Learning, at 701.788.4631 or misti.wuori@mayvillestate.edu.  

Note on Programs With Clinical or Practicum/Student Teaching Experiences

The RN to BSN Nursing Program is a post-licensure program.  However, it does require one clinical component in NURS 442: Population Focused and Community-based Nursing Care II.  Applicants from outside North Dakota should speak with program staff to complete paperwork for placement.

Professional Teacher Licensure/Certification

Pre-education requirements

Mayville State University’s nationally accredited education programs have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in North Dakota and prepare students for licensure exams in North Dakota.

North Dakota is part of the National Association of Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate agreement.  Although most states accept our teacher education program graduates for licensure, licensure boards in each state are responsible for setting requirements for licensure/certification in their state. On-campus and online/distance students living in or moving to any state other than North Dakota should be aware of the unique requirements for that state. Students seeking to establish licensure outside the state of North Dakota are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to beginning any on-campus or online/distance academic program that would lead to licensure. It is important for all students to understand the licensure requirements in the state they intend to seek teacher licensure.

The Division of Education will provide all students information about teacher education licensing in the state of North Dakota.  As well, a student’s academic advisor will provide information on the requirements of other states in which the student intends to seek licensure after the student completes the State Teacher Licensure Requirements form.

Online/Distance Programs that may lead to licensure/certification include, but are not limited to: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Mathematics Education, and Master of Arts in Teaching.

On-Campus Programs that may lead to licensure/certification include, but are not limited to: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and all Secondary Education programs (Mathematics, English, Physical Education, Health, History, Biology, Chemistry, Social Science). 

Professional Licensure/Certification links and resources:

Teacher licensure requirements vary depending on state laws and may include several factors, such as:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree program
  • Submission of transcripts
  • Completion and clearance of a background check
  • Passing of required state-specific entrance exams and basic skills tests
  • Application fee
  • Exam fees
  • Additional Coursework
  • Specialized trainings and certifications

The MSU Office of Extended Learning with the assistance of the MSU Division of Education is creating a state list of requirements for teacher licensure in other states that will soon be posted to the MSU website. Prospective students seeking licensure outside the state of North Dakota should contact either Misti Wuori (misti.wuori@mayvillestate.edu) in the Office of Extended Learning or the Division of Teacher Education to determine state licensure requirements.

Note: Individual state licensure requirements are subject to change anytime.