North Dakota

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Core Academic Areas: English, reading and language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, music, visual arts, history, civics and government, geography, and economics are considered core academic areas. (N.D. Admin. Code 67.1-02-03-07)

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards North Dakota Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards (2013)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards North Dakota Arts Content Standards (2000)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary Instructional Program, Grades 1-6: In grades 1-6, a minimum of 45 minutes per week of instruction in Art and 90 minutes per week in Music are required. (N.D. Admin. Code 67-19-01-35)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

Instructional Program, Grades 7 & 8: Music must be available to all students: (1) For a minimum of one hundred minutes per week in grade seven; (2) For a minimum of one hundred minutes per week in grade eight; or (3) For a minimum of fifty minutes per week in grade seven and for a minimum of fifty minutes per week in grade eight. (b) A minimum of two hundred minutes per week of instruction in courses from one or a combination of the following must be available: (1) Art. (N.D. Admin. Code 67-19-01-34)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

High School Required Units: In order to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction, each public and nonpublic high school shall make available to each student: (g) Two units of fine arts, at least one of which must be music. (N.D. Cent. Code § 15.1-21-02)

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

The following twenty-two units of high school coursework constitute the minimum requirement for high school graduation: (6) Three units of: a. Foreign languages; b. Native American languages; c. Fine arts; or d. Career and technical education courses. (N.D. Cent. Code § 15.1-21-02.2)

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Accreditation Standards: In grades 1-6, a minimum of 45 minutes per week of instruction in Art and 90 minutes per week in Music are required. (N.D. Admin. Code 67-19-01-35)

Instructional Program, Grades 7 & 8: Music must be available to all students: (1) For a minimum of one hundred minutes per week in grade seven; (2) For a minimum of one hundred minutes per week in grade eight; or (3) For a minimum of fifty minutes per week in grade seven and for a minimum of fifty minutes per week in grade eight. (b) A minimum of two hundred minutes per week of instruction in courses from one or a combination of the following must be available: (1) Art. (N.D. Admin. Code 67-19-01-34)

High School Required Units: In order to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction, each public and nonpublic high school shall make available to each student: (g) Two units of fine arts, at least one of which must be music. (N.D. Cent. Code § 15.1-21-02)

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers Initial teacher licensure for in-state graduates or graduates of out-of-state programs requires a minimum of a four-year bachelor’s degree from a state agency-approved teacher education program. The approved program must include a general studies component [which includes fine arts], a North Dakota recognized program area major, and a professional pedagogy core. (N.D. Admin Code 67.1-02-02-02)
Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Endorsement: Major equivalency endorsement for music teachers grades seven through twelve. (N.D. Admin. Code 67.1-02-03-07)

Specialty Area Endorsement in Art, Foreign Language, or Music for Elementary Teachers Grades 1-6: Elementary teachers with a major or major equivalency defined in section 67.1-02-03-01 in elementary education will be considered highly qualified to teach art, foreign language, or music grades 1-6. Elementary teachers with a major, minor, or minor equivalency endorsement in art, foreign language, or music will be considered highly qualified in art, foreign language, or music grades one through six. (N.D. Admin. Code 67.1-02-03-01)

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Not found in statute or code.

Other State Arts Ed Policies

North Dakota Academic Scholarship: Any resident student who graduates from a high school during or after the 2010-11 school year is eligible to receive a North Dakota academic scholarship provided the student: one unit from foreign languages, native American languages, American sign language, fine arts, or career and technical education. (N.D. Cent. Code §15.1-21-02.5)

Links to Administrative Code

North Dakota Administrative Code

Links to State Statutes

North Dakota Century Code

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

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Date of Release/Publication

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Population or Sample

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Unit of Analysis (school or district)

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Response Rate to Survey

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Survey Report

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Date of Past Survey

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Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

101,111

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

11.7

Per Pupil Expenditures

$13,026

% High School Graduation Rate

88.4%

% High School Drop-out Rate

6.8%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

30.6%

% Minority Students

17.9%

% English Language Learners

2.7%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

13.1%