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Title: Department of Public Instruction. Education, Standards and Practices Board, Teachers' Certificates

Dates: 1893-2003

Record Series: 30401

Quantity: 300.5 feet

Abstract: The teachers’ certificates consist of first grade professional, second grade professional, professional, life first professional, limited first professional, special, and emergency teaching certificates. The certificates include name, birthplace, birth date, recommendations, school transcripts, and work experience information.  Only one certificate dates from 1893; 1896 has the first sizeable group of certificates.

More than one certificate may be listed with one person’s name because certificates were renewed, new numbers were given, and after a certain number of years, a life certificate would be issued.  Life certificates have not been used since 1976 when a four-year college degree became the minimum requirement for a full-time teacher. New teachers are certified for three years and are required to complete additional course work in order to be recertified. 

A database index of boxes 1-60 is available in the Orin G. Libby Reading Room. Researchers may access the database by using the person’s last name. A paper index to box 60 is available with the collection. An index to the certificates in boxes 61-300 is located online on the North Dakota Education  Standards and Practices Board website.
  
Provenance:  The North Dakota State Archives acquired this records series through numerous transfers from the Department of Public Instruction, 1977 to 1981.

Copyright:  Public records are not subject to copyright restrictions, although record series may contain copyrighted material.  Consideration of such copy- rights is the responsibility of the author and publisher.

Access:  These records are available for public inspection under provision of the North Dakota Century Code, 55-02.1-08.

Citation:  Researchers are requested to cite the record group, series name and number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

FIRST GRADE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES
Box 1:                    No.  1-B  (1911) to No. 550-B  (1914)

Box 2:                    No.  551-B  (1914) to No. 1225-B  (1917)

Box 3:                    No.  1226-B  (1917) to No. 1670-B  (1918)

Box 4:                    No.  1671-B  (1918) to No. 1880-B  (1919)
No.  1-A  (1919) to No. 325-A  (1920)

Box 5:                    No.  326-A  (1920) to No. 489-A  (1920)
No.  1-C  (1920) to 280-C  (1921)

Box 6:                    No.  281-C  (1921) to 660-C  (1922)

Box 7:                    No.  661-C  (1922) to No. 1065-C  (1923)

Box 8:                    No.  1066-C  (1923) to No. 1530-C  (1924)

Box 9:                    No.  1531-C  (1924) to No. 2005-C  (1925)

Box 10:                 No.  2006-C  (1925) to No. 2480-C  (1926)

Box 11:                 No.  2481-C  (1926) to No. 2832-C  (1926)
No.  1-P1  (1927) to No. 200-P1  (1927)

Box 12:                 No.  201-P1  (1927) to 870-P1  (1928)

Box 13:                 No.  871-P1  (1928) to No. 1465-P1  (1929)

Box 14:                                 No.  1466-P1  (1929) to No. 2075-P1  (1930)

Box 15:                 No.  2076-P1  (1930) to No. 2630-P1  (1931)

Box 16:                No.  2631-P1  (1931) to No. 3140-P1  (1932)

Box 17:                No.  3141-P1  (1932) to No. 3650-P1  (1933)

Box 18:                No.  3651-P1  (1933) to No. 4145-P1  (1934)

Box 19:                No.  4146-P1   (1934) to No. 4640-P1  (1935)

Box 20:                No.  4641-P1   (1935) to No. 5090-P1  (1936)

Box 21:                No.  5091-P1   (1936) to No. 6440-P1  (1937)

Box 22:                No.  6441-P1   (1937) to No. 6903-P1  (1937) 

Box 23:                 No.  6904-P1  (1938) to No. 7414-P1  (1939)

Box 24:                No.  7415-P1  (1939) to No. 7955-P1  (1940)

Box 25:                No.  7956-P1  (1940) to No. 8475-P1  (1941)

Box 26:                 No.  8476-P1  (1941) to No. 8985-P1  (1942)

Box 27:                 No.  8986-P1  (1942) to No. 9510-P1  (1943)
               
Box 28:                                 No.  9511-P1  (1943) to No. 10000-P1  (1944)
No.  1-P1  (1945) to No.  49-P1  (1945)

Box 29:                                 No.  50-P1  (1945) to No.  645-P1  (1946)

Box 30:                 No.  646-P1  (1947) to No. 1238-P1  (1948)

Box 31:                                 No.  1239-P1  (1948) to No. 1865-P1 (1949)

Box 32:                 No.  1866-P1  (1949) to No. 2470-P1  (1950)

Box 33:                                 No.  2471-P1  (1950) to No. 3115-P1  (1952)

Box 34:                 No.  3116-P1  (1952) to No. 3730-P1  (1953)

Box 35:                                 No.  3731-P1  (1953) to No. 4310-P1  (1954)

Box 36:                 No.  4311-P1  (1954) to No. 4830-P1  (1954)

Box 37:                                 No.  4831-P1  (1954) to No. 5325-P1  (1955)

Box 38:                 No. 5326-P1        (1955) to No. 5820-P1     (1956)

Box 39:                 No. 5821-P1        (1956) to No. 6315-P1     (1957)

Box 40:                 No. 6316-P1        (1957) to No. 6815-P1     (1958)

Box 41:                 No. 6816-P1        (1958) to No. 7310-P1     (1958)

Box 42:                 No. 7311-P1        (1958) to No. 7810-P1     (1959)

Box 43:                 No. 7811-P1        (1959) to No. 8315-P1     (1960)

Box 44:                 No. 8316-P1        (1960) to No. 8760-P1     (1960)

Box 45:                 No. 8761-P1        (1960) to No. 9210-P1     (1961)

Box 46:                 No. 9211-P1        (1961) to No. 9640-P1     (1961)

Box 47:                 No. 9641-P1        (1961) to No. 10000-P1  (1962)
No.    1-P1            (1962) to No.   75-P1       (1962)

Box 48:                 No.   76-P1          (1962) to No.  500-P1      (1962)

Box 49:                 No.  501-P1         (1962) to No.  930-P1      (1963)

Box 50:                 No.  931-P1         (1963) to No. 1445-P1     (1963)

Box 51:                 No. 1446-P1        (1963) to No. 1915-P1     (1963)

Box 52:                 No. 1916-P1        (1963) to No. 2410-P1     (1964)

Box 53:                 No. 2411-P1        (1964) to No. 2920-P1     (1964)

Box 54:                 No. 2921-P1        (1964) to No. 3435-P1     (1965)

Box 55:                 No. 3436-P1        (1965) to No. 4005-P1     (1965)

Box 56:                 No. 4006-P1        (1965) to No. 4530-P1     (1965)

Box 57:                 No. 4531-P1        (1965) to No. 5135-P1     (1966)

Box 58:                 No. 5136-P1        (1966) to No. 5655-P1     (1966)

Box 59:                 No. 5656-P1        (1966) to No. 6164-P1     (1967)

Box 60:                 No. 6165-P1        (1967) to No. 6714-P1     (1967)

Box 61:                 No. 6715-P1        (1967) to No. 209-P1       (1967)

Box 62:                 No. 7210-P1        (1967) to No. 7729-P1     (1968)

Box 63:                 No. 7730-P1        (1968) to No. 8279-P1     (1968)

Box 64:                 No. 8280-P1        (1968) to No. 8799-P1     (1968)

Box 65:                 No. 8800-P1        (1968) to No. 9319-P1     (1969)

Box 66:                 No. 9320-P1        (1969) to No. 9914-P1     (1969)

Box 67:                 No. 9915-P1        (1969) to No. 10000-P1  (1969)
No.    1-P1            (1969) to No. 414-P1       (1969)

Box 68:                 No.  415-P1         (1969) to No. 869-P1       (1969)

Box 69:                                 No.  870-P1         (1969) to No. 1309-P1     (1970)

Box 70:                                 No. 1310-P1        (1970) to No. 1839-P1     (1970)

Box 71:                 No. 1840-P1        (1970) to No. 2319-P1     (1970)

Box 72:                 No. 2320-P1        (1970) to No. 2819-P1     (1971)

Box 73:                 No. 2820-P1        (1971) to No. 3374-P1     (1971)

Box 74:                 No. 3375-P1        (1971) to No. 3819-P1     (1971)

Box 75:                 No. 3820-P1        (1971) to No. 4289-P1     (1971)

Box 76:                 No. 4290-P1        (1971) to No. 4764-P1     (1972)

Box 77:                 No. 4765-P1    (1972) to No. 5369-P1        (1972)

Box 78:                 No. 5370-P1        (1972) to No. 5829-P1     (1972)

Box 79:                 No. 5830-P1    (1972) to No. 6314-P1        (1972)

Box 80:                 No. 6315-P1        (1972) to No. 6839-1       (1972)

Box 81:                 No. 6840-P1        (1973) to No. 7424-P1     (1973)

Box 82:                 No. 7425-P1        (1973) to No. 7894-P1     (1973)

Box 83:                 No. 7895-P1        (1973) to No. 8374-P1     (1973)

Box 84:                 No. 8375-P1        (1973) to No. 8869-P1     (1974)

Box 85:                 No. 8870-P1        (1974) to No. 9439-P1     (1974)

Box 86:                 No. 9940-P1        (1974) to No. 9999-P1     (1974)
No.    1  (1974) to No.  219             (1974)

Box 87:                 No.  220                (1974) to No.  772             (1974)

Box 88                   No.  773                (1974) to No. 1398           (1975)

Box 89:                 No. 2060              (1975) to No. 3006           (1975)

Box 91:                 No. 3007              (1975) to No. 3708           (1975)

Box 92:                 No. 3709              (1975) to No. 4244           (1975)

Box 93:                 No. 4245              (1976) to No. 4889           (1976)

Box 94:                 No. 4890              (1976) to No. 5497           (1976)

Box 95:                 No. 5498              (1976) to No. 6361           (1976)

Box 96:                 No. 6362              (1976) to No. 6918           (1976)

Box 97:                 No. 6919              (1976) to No. 7067           (1976)

SECOND GRADE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES
No.    1  (1905) to No.  326             (1908)

Box 98:                 No.  327                (1908) to No.  687             (1910)
No.    1- T(1911) to No.   35-          T(1911)
No.    1-B              (1911) to No.  204-B        (1912)

Box 99:                 No.  205-B           (1912) to No.  834-B        (1913)

Box 100:               No.  835-B           (1915) to No. 1534-B       (1915)

Box 101:               No. 1535-B          (1915) to No. 2249-B       (1917)

Box 102:               No. 2250-B          (1917) to No. 2740-B       (1918)

Box 103:               No. 2741-B          (1918) to No. 3340-B       (1919)

Box 104:               No. 3341-B          (1919) to No.  390-A        (1920)

Box 105:               No.  391-A           (1920) to No.  130-C        (1921)

Box 106:               No.  131-C           (1921) to No.  610-C        (1922)

Box 107:               No.  611-C           (1922) to No. 1135-C       (1923)

Box 108:               No. 1136-C          (1923) to No. 1680-C       (1924)

Box 109:               No. 1681-C          (1924) to No. 2275-C       (1924)

Box 110:               No. 2276-C          (1924) to No. 2830-C       (1925)

Box 111:               No. 2831-C          (1925) to No. 3355-C       (1926)

Box 112:               No. 3356-C          (1926) to No. 3905-C       (1926)

Box 113:               No. 3906-C          (1926) to No.  190-P2      (1927)

Box 114:               No.  191-P2         (1927) to No.  970-P2      (1927)

Box 115:               No.  971-P2         (1927) to No. 1695-P2     (1928)

Box 116:               No. 1696-P2        (1928) to No. 2330-P2     (1929)

Box 117:               No. 2331-P2        (1929) to No. 2970-P2     (1930)

Box 118:               No. 2971-P2        (1930) to No. 3625-P2     (1930)

Box 119:               No. 3626-P2        (1930) to No. 4240-P2     (1931)

Box 120:               No. 4241-P2        (1931) to No. 4800-P2     (1932)

Box 121:               No. 4801-P2        (1932) to No. 5335-P2     (1933)

Box 122:               No. 5336-P2        (1933) to No. 5850-P2     (1934)

Box 123:               No. 5851-P2        (1934) to No. 6400-P2     (1936)

Box 124:               No. 6401-P2        (1936) to No. 6980-P2     (1936)

Box 125:               No. 6981-P2        (1936) to No. 7561-P2     (1937)

Box 126:               No. 7562-P2        (1937) to No. 8845-P2     (1939)

Box 127:               No. 8846-P2        (1939) to No. 8770-P2     (1940)

Box 128:               No. 8771-P2        (1940) to No. 9334-P2     (1941)

Box 129:               No. 9335-P2        (1941) to No. 9943-P2     (1942)

Box 130:               No. 9944-P2        (1942) to No.  535-P2      (1943)

Box 131:               No.  536-P2         (1943) to No. 1128-P2     (1944)

Box 132:               No. 1129-P2        (1944) to No. 1775-P2     (1946)

Box 133:               No. 1776-P2        (1946) to No. 2440-P2     (1948)

Box 134:               No. 2441-P2        (1948) to No. 3105-P2     (1950)

Box 135:               No. 3106-P2        (1950) to No. 3761-P2     (1952)

Box 136:               No. 3762-P2        (1952) to No. 4382-P2     (1953)
 
Box 137:               No. 4383-P2        (1953) to No. 4900-P2     (1954)

Box 138:               No. 4901-P2        (1954) to No. 5456-P2     (1956)

Box 139:               No. 5457-P2        (1956) to No. 5991-P2     (1957)

Box 140:               No. 5992-P2        (1957) to No. 6534-P2     (1959)

Box 141:               No. 6535-P2        (1958) to No. 7102-P2     (1959)

Box 142:               No. 7103-P2        (1959) to No. 7645-P2     (1960)

Box 143:               No. 7646-P2        (1960) to No. 8150-P2     (1961)

Box 144:               No. 8151-P2        (1961) to No. 8632-P2     (1962)

Box 145:               No. 8633-P2        (1962) to No. 9084-P2     (1963)

Box 146:               No. 9085-P2        (1963) to No. 9679-P2     (1964)

Box 147:               No. 9680-P2        (1964) to No.  270-P2      (1966)

Box 148:               No.  271-P2         (1966) to No.  869-P2      (1967)

Box 149:               No.  870-P2         (1967) to No. 2290-P2     (1969)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES
No.   38 (1893) to No.  313             (1900)

Box 150:               No.  314                (1900) to No. 1045           (1905)

LIFE FIRST PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES
No.    1  (1905) to No.   99              (1908)

Box 151:               No.  100                (1908) to No.  364             (1910)
No.    1-T              (1911) to No.   57              (1911)

LIMITED FIRST PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES
No.    1  (1905) to No.  243             (1907)

Box 152:               No.  244                (1907) to No.  779             (1910)

Box 153:               No.  780                (1910) to No.  977             (1910)
No.    1-T              (1911) to No.   42-            T(1911)

 SPECIAL CERTIFICATES
No.    1  (1902) to No.  207             (1910)
No.    1-T              (1911) to No.   39-            T(1911)
No.    1-B              (1911) to No.  238-B        (1914)

Box 154:
No.  239-B           (1914) to No.  583-B        (1919)
No.    1-A              (1919) to No.  139-C        (1923)

Box 155:
No.  140-C           (1923) to No.  294-C        (1926)
No.    1-S              (1927) to No.  379-S         (1949)

Box 156:               No.  380-S            (1949) to No.  608-S         (1961)

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATES
No.    1-E              (1969) to No. 210-E          (1970)
No.    1-E              (1970) to No. 115-E          (1970)

Box 157:
No.  116-E            (1970) to No. 210-E          (1971)
No.    1-E              (1971) to No. 129-E          (1972)
No.    1-E              (1972) to No. 121-E          (1973)
No.    1-E              (1973) to No. 134-E          (1974)
No.    1-E              (1974) to No. 135-E          (1975)
No.    1-E              (1975) to No.  92-E           (1976)

Box 158               
1 2621-2750                                       
2 2751-2880                                       
3 2881-3020                                       
4 3021-3160                                       
5 3161-3280                                       
6 3281-3410                                       
7 3411-3536                                       
8 3536-3647                                       

Box 159: 005000 - 009999 (Life Certificates ); 025000 - 025075

Box 160:               025076 - 025250

Box 161:               025251 - 025499

Box 162:               025500 - 025650

Box 163:               025651 - 025799

Box 164:               025800 - 025950

Box 165:               025951 - 026150

Box 166:               026151 - 026350

Box 167:               026351 - 026525

Box 168:               026526 - 026675

Box 169:               026676 - 026850

Box 170:               026851 - 027099

Box 171:               027100 - 027299

Box 172:               027300 - 027450

Box 173:               027451 - 027599

Box 174:               027600 - 027775

Box 175:               027776 - 027975

Box 176:               027976 - 028175

Box 177:               028176 - 028375

Box 178:               028376 - 028575

Box 179:               028576 - 028775

Box 180:               028776 - 028950

Box 181:               028951 - 029125

Box 182:               029126 - 029325

Box 183:               029326 - 029550

Box 184:               029551 - 029775

Box 185:               029776 - 029975

Box 186:               029976 - 030150

Box 187:               030151 - 030325

Box 188:               030326 - 030525

Box 189:               030526 - 030750

Box 190:               030751 - 030950

Box 191:               030951 - 031175

Box 192:               031176 - 031375

Box 193:               031376 - 031550

Box 194:               031551 - 031725

Box 195:               031726 - 031925

Box 196:               031926 - 032125

Box 197:               032126 - 032375

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Box 211:               035300 - 035550

Box 212:               035551 - 035775

Box 213:               035776 - 035999

Box 214:               036000 - 036250

Box 215:               036251 - 036499

Box 216:               036500 - 036750

Box 217:               036751 - 036999

Box 218:               037000 - 037225

Box 219:               037226 - 037475

Box 220:               037476 - 037725

Box 221:               037726 - 037925

Box 222:               037926 - 038250

Box 223:               038251 - 038475

Box 224:               038476 - 038750

Box 225:               038751 - 038999

Box 226:               039000 - 039250

Box 227:               039251 - 039499

Box 228:               039500 - 039725

Box 229:               039726 - 039975

Box 230:               039976 - 040199

Box 231:               040200 - 040425

Box 232:               040426 - 040650

Box 233:               040651 - 040850

Box 234:               040851 - 041050

Box 235:               041051 - 041275

Box 236:               041276 - 041499

Box 237:               041500 - 041750

Box 238:               041751 - 042025

Box 239:               042026 - 042250

Box 240:               042251 - 042499

Box 241:               042500 - 042750

Box 242:               042751 - 042975

Box 243:               042976 - 043225

Box 244:               043226 - 043475

Box 245:               043476 - 043699

Box 246:               043700 - 043925

Box 247:               043926 - 044199

Box 248:               044200 - 044475

Box 249:               044476 - 044775

Box 250:               044776 - 045025

Box 251:               045026 - 045299

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Box 253:               045600 - 045899

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Box 255:               046176 - 046425

Box 256:               046426 - 046699

Box 257:               046700 - 046999

Box 258:               047000 - 047299

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Box 267:               049676 - 049950

Box 268:               049951 - 050275

Box 269:               050276 - 050650

Box 270:               050651 - 050950

Box 271:               050951 - 051250

Box 272:               051251 - 051625

Box 273:               051626 - 051925

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Box 300:               061000 - 062999; 90000 - 90099; Life # 550 - 10000; Unknown numbers

Box 301:               Paper inventories of boxes 1 -125

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Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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Hours:
State Museum and Store: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
We will also be closed on Christmas Eve this year.
State Archives: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
State Historical Society offices: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, except state holidays.

Contact Us:
phone: 701.328.2666
email: histsoc@nd.gov