Why minor in public health?

The University of North Dakota offers the most comprehensive teacher education program in the state. Our program graduates teachers who enter classrooms in North Dakota, Minnesota and across the nation.

The minor in Health Education pairs well with any major in UND's education program. You'll gain the foundation of success in topics such as health, nutrition and education. You'll also select six credits from campus experts on topics that cover cultural studies and social sciences.

UND's Public Health Program

  • On graduation, you'll work with a certification officer to complete materials needed to obtain the appropriate teaching license and/or endorsement.

  • Earn additional teaching credentials such as a double major or adding more minors in fields such as athletic coaching and literacy, English language learners and special education.

  • Enhance your experience by studying abroad with opportunities at universities in Finland, Ireland, Hungary, New Zealand, Norway and elsewhere.

  • The college offers opportunities to be involved in scholarly research, including the search for grants and other funding.

  • All teacher education programs at the University of North Dakota are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Public Health Careers 


Average annual salary for high school teachers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Job growth for high school teachers through 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Graduates of UND's education program are in high demand due to an acute shortage of teachers throughout the region and state. Job prospects look favorable for graduates who receive their teaching license in North Dakota.

Career opportunities are abundant in the region and in most places of the United States. Rural school districts as well as large cities need quality teachers. You are likely to have many choices selecting an employer that fits your geographic preference.

Required Public Health Minor Courses

Leaders that Do

Public Health program graduates are outfitted with the necessary skills to lead and make an impact in their communities.