Welcome to Project PIPELINE!

Project PIPELINE seeks to transform the statewide ecosystem for recruiting, training, and retaining special education teachers by establishing a grow your own pipeline to mitigate the critical shortage in North Dakota. PIPELINE would streamline teacher training beginning in high school. Teacher candidates could begin working as paraeducators, then becoming special education technicians, and finally growing into licensed special education teachers.

Through coordinated partnerships, PIPELINE will identify a transparent, fluid pathway for teacher candidates by eliminating barriers related to credit transfer and redundancy in coursework. PIPELINE is funded through the Bush Foundation.

Grant Recipients/Contact Information

Minot State University
Dr. Holly Pedersen

Certification Central
Dr. Katherine Terras

Dakota College at Bottineau

Collaborative Partners

        ND Department of Public Instruction

        ND Education Standards and Practices Board

        ND Legislators

        North Dakota University System

        PK-12 School Districts/Units


        Teacher/Technician Candidates

Projected Timeline