If you love working with youth and can picture yourself sharing your love for learning with today’s middle school and high school students, we invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise as an elementary teacher. Our Secondary Education degree program provides a comprehensive and exciting academic curriculum complimented with all of the requirements for secondary teacher licensure.

University of Jamestown Secondary Education Distinctions

As a Secondary Education major at University of Jamestown, you’ll benefit from:

  • Six approved areas of study for teacher licensure including biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, music and physical education
  • Numerous hands-on opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
  • The latest information with regard to legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Significant opportunities for international study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities


Proven Success

  • University of Jamestown students are equipped with the skills necessary to face the demands and challenges of the teaching profession and who are well-prepared and confident that they will make an important difference in the lives of children and young adults.
  • Students are encouraged to join the Student North Dakota Education Association, a professional organization which exposes members to greater knowledge of their field and provides opportunities to meet other education students and professionals. Other organizations in early childhood education, reading, mathematics, and science also afford opportunities for participation.
  • Eligible students are invited to join Pi Lambda Theta, the international honor society and professional association in education.

Secondary Education Factsheet Student Teaching Application Teacher Education Program Application

Relevant State Licensing Requirements

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

E. LeAnn Nelson, Ed.DAssistant Professor

Ph.D in Educational Leadership: University of North Dakota;
M.A. in Special Education: University of North Dakota;
B.S. in Elementary Education: Mayville State University - Mayville, ND.

More information about the chair.

Certifications/Degrees: Ed.D. University of North Dakota. 2009 (Teacher Education and Multicultural Education).
M.A. University of North Dakota. 2000 (History).
B.S.E. Mayville State University. 1993 (Social Studies Education and Library Science).


M.Ed. Early Childhood Special Education University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
B.S. Elementary Education, Special Education University of Mary, Bismarck, ND


Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum Studies, 2018, University of Wyoming
   Graduate Minor, Gender and Women’s Studies, 2018, University of Wyoming
   Graduate Minor, Qualitative Research Methods, 2018, University of Wyoming

M.A. Reading Education, 2011, University of South Florida.

B.S. Criminology, 2001, University of South Florida.

Wyoming Teaching Certification
   Reading K-12
   Exceptional Generalist 6-12


Periodically, departments do employ adjunct faculty when full-time faculty do not have time within their schedules to teach all courses which the university wishes to be taught. Additionally, sometimes there is a community member or member of the staff at the University of Jamestown that holds a skill or has had education which makes it possible to teach a course which cannot otherwise be taught by regular full-time faculty. This list does change semester-to-semester.

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Ed.S. in Curriculum, Leadership, and Professional Development from Drake University
M.A. in Teacher Leadership from Drake University
B.A. in English and Spanish Secondary Education, Athletic Coaching, from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA
Iowa Teaching license

  • University of Jamestown
    Teacher Education Department
    6043 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • Kristen Crabtree-Groff, Ed.D Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Master of Arts in Education Program

    Kristen.CrabtreeGro@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5597