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Graduate Credit for Professional Learning

One graduate credit can be earned for every 15 hours of attendance and engagement at designated NESC workshops during the 2018-19 school year:

  • Regional Fall In-service (August 16 or 17, 2018)
  • Regional Winter In-service (January 21, 2019)
  • Technology Learning Cooperative Workshops
  • Steve Dunn Writing Workshops
  • Beginning Teacher Workshop
  • Instructional Rounds
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Workshops
  • Trauma Sensitive Schools Workshops


The NESC offers the Cafeteria Plan to accumulate the necessary hours for up to two graduate credits offered from Valley City State University (VCSU) during the fall, spring, or summer semesters (up to four credits per year). A total of 15 hours of direct instruction must be completed for each graduate credit.  NESC-member educators can register for and earn graduate credit through VCSU by completing the following steps:

  • Go to
    • Choose your course:
      • EDUC 2000 ST: Professional Development (NESC members only ) – 1 Credit
      • EDUC 2000 ST: Professional Development (NESC members only ) – 2 Credits
      • EDUC 2000 ST: Professional Development (NESC members only ) – 3 Credits
      • EDUC 2000 ST: Professional Development (NESC members only ) – 4 Credits
    • Complete the registration checkout and payment process.
    • Registration deadlines for Fall, Spring and Summer terms can be found here:
  • Go to
  • Choose “SEEC/MDEC/MREC/NESC Information” from the menu on the left side of the page.
    • Download the “Workshop Verification Hour Form.”
    • Follow the directions on this VCSU webpage to complete and submit your verification form.


NDMTSS and PTESS Grant workshops (collaborative/statewide initiatives offered in Devils Lake) will have separate graduate credit opportunities through VCSU, with credit registration information distributed during the workshops.


Contact Derryn Johnson, NESC Professional Learning Specialist, at or 701-662-7650.