This program recruits career-changing individuals, persons with bachelor's degrees, and persons from industry or the military who have high-demand career-technical skills. Candidates for the program must meet the requirements for interim (emergency) licensure specified by the Education Standards and Practices Board and must be contracted to teach in a North Dakota school. The first year of the program consists of a series of seminars and a full-year structured mentoring experience. Participants who successfully complete both the seminars and the mentoring requirements earn credit for student teaching and the course "Introduction to Teaching." Following the initial year, each participant completes the professional education and content area coursework specified in his or her university degree plan of study to achieve the ND Educator's Professional License. This program is administered through the ND Department of Career and Technical Education, and serves candidates from both academic and career-technical content areas. The program is endorsed by the ND Department of Public Instruction and the ND Education Standards and Practices Board.