Graduate Credit – NESC Cafeteria Plan (VCSU)

One graduate credit can be earned for every 15 hours of attendance and engagement at designated NESC workshops during the 2020-21 school year:

  • Regional Fall In-service (August 14, 2020) and follow-up workshops with Angela Maiers
  • Technology Learning Cooperative Workshops
  • Steve Dunn Literacy Workshops
  • Marzano Resources Webinars – Instructional Leadership, Model of Instruction, Proficiency Scales & Assessment
  • Marzano Resources Webinars – Priority Standards
  • Beginning Teacher Workshops
  • Instructional Rounds
  • CHAMPS Workshops
  • Playworks Workshops
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Workshops
  • Trauma Sensitive Schools Workshops
  • ALICE Active Shooter Workshops
  • LINCspring Cycles
  • Standards Based Instruction Moodle Course
  • 2020 Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education
  • Recovery Reinvented
  • Additional NESC sponsored or facilitated professional learning at member schools

The NESC Graduate Credit Cafeteria Plan gives professionals an opportunity to accumulate the necessary hours for graduate credits offered from Valley City State University (VCSU) during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Up to four credits may be acquired per school year. A total of 15 hours of direct instruction must be completed for each graduate credit.


(Download a copy of the instructions here.)

  1. Download credit verification forms via pdf or typeable document:
  2. Participate in NESC sponsored or facilitated professional development (15 hours per credit)
  3. On the verification form, answer briefly:
    • How will this PD Activity help you improve your teaching?
    • How will this PD Activity promote increases in student achievement?
  4. Obtain an administrator signature (use the form from step 1)
  5. Register for credit using the link,
    • Click “Registration and Course Availability”
    • Search: “EDUC 2000” and choose the semester in which you want your credits registered (Keep credits as “All”)
    • Find “EDUC 2000 ST: Professional Development (NESC members only)”
    • Click “Choose credits” then add them to your cart
    • Click “Check out” to complete registration
    • Pay for your credits ($65 per credit)
  6. Send verification forms to Dave Bass at VCSU (101 College St. SW, Valley City, ND 58072)

Registration Deadlines:
Fall – November 27th
Spring – April 23rd
Summer – July 17th


NDMTSS Grant workshops (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 888-701-NESC (6372).