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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
  • NWEA MAP Applying Reports Workshop
  • ‘I Am Resilient’ Suicide Prevention Curriculum Training
  • College/Career Reboot
  • Prioritizing the Standards (MS/HS Math)

The following NDMTSS workshops offered in Devils Lake will have separate graduate credit opportunities through Valley City State University (with credit registration information distributed during the workshops):

  • Leading Your Instructional Coaches
  • Building a System in Your School
  • Developing Pathways for Academics


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:

The “coupon code” is:   20175031

Registration open October 16, 2017 – May 7, 2018

Access Registration Directions Here:


Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 12.39.57 PMNorth Dakota State University

Register Here:

Registration open April 17 – 27, 2018




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