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United Tribes Technical College UND Educational Leadership Department
17 January 2006

      This project is designed to prepare American Indian elementary, middle school and secondary principals. The program will consist of a two-year commitment, the first year as a full-time student (fall, spring, and summer terms) and the second year to an induction program while working full-time in an administrative position in a school district. One cohort of students is currently enrolled in the program and additional cohorts of 5-6 students will begin in Fall 2006 and Fall 2007.


  • Minimum 3 years contracted teaching experience in a K-12 school
  • Must have (or be eligible) for a teaching license
  • Service agreement payback of one year of employment in a school with a significant population of Native American students
  • Students will be expected to make the following commitments:
    • Commitment to a one-year campus program and one year of induction
    • Commitment to completion of all degree requirements to meet eligibility for North Dakota Administrator's Credential (or credential requirements for the state in which you intend to work).

Student Support:

    YEAR 1

  • Student Living Stipend of $1,775 per month, In-State Tuition and Fees and Books
  • Participant travel to seminars and state conferences
  • Travel to mentor seminars and to national professional conference
  • Financial support for school-based research project $1000

      Interested students must meet all UND Graduate School Admissions Requirements and must complete the UND Graduate School Admissions Process and the UT-PLAINS Application Form.

      Contact Dr. Angie Koppang, PLAINS Project Director, UND Educational Leadership Dept, 701-777-3249 or at angela_koppang@und.nodak.edu for further information or to obtain an application form.


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