Graduate Credit for Professional Learning

Graduate Credit is available for most NESC professional learning opportunities.

1 credit can be earned for every 2 full days of attendance at designated NESC workshops (including the following for the 2017-18 school year):

  • August Regional In-service
  • January Regional In-service
  • Technology Learning Cooperative workshops
  • Steve Dunn Grade 2-3 Shared Reading
  • SLDS 101
  • SLDS 201
  • Beginning Teacher Workshop

The Leading Your Instructional Coaches workshop will have a separate graduate credit opportunity.


Following each workshop, a reflection paper is due if the participant plans to use that workshop day towards a credit.

The written reflection must meet the following requirements:

  • summarize the workshop content and strategies (including key points relevant to your work and any planned classroom applications),
  • one page in length,
  • size 12 font,
  • double-spaced, and
  • include a header with name, email address, school, event and event date.

Reflection papers are due within a month following each event.


Participants can select from 3 ND universities when registering for graduate credit:


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Register Here:

Registration open October 16, 2017 – April 30, 2018

*Scroll down the list to find the ‘NESC Professional Learning 2017-18’ options.

*Options include 1, 2, 3 or 4 credits.



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Register Here:

Registration open October 16, 2017 – May 7, 2018

Access Registration Directions Here:



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Registration link coming soon!

Registration open April 17 – 27, 2018






Contact Karen Plummer, NESC Professional Learning Specialist, at or 701-662-7650.