Continuing Education

Whether it's attending a workshop or enrolling in a course at an off-campus center, continue your education with NSU! Northern offers numerous workshops throughout the year, including the annual Back-to-School Workshop for educators.

Renewal Credit General Definitions

  • Transcript Credit – Registering and completing university-level courses
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) - The IACET and U.S. Department of Education task force defined the CEU standard of measurement as: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours
  • Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) – Based on 60 minutes of instruction

 

 

 

Summer 2021

 

These courses, available at the graduate or undergraduate level, are offered for five weeks. Cost per credit is $354.75 (undergraduate) or $470.45 (graduate). 

 

EDFN 592: - Tp: Citizen Science in the Classroom

Course Description: Get equipped (literally!) to integrate hands‐on citizen science learning into your classroom. In this workshop, we will learn about and practice using GLOBE and iNaturalist protocols for teaching and learning about the sun's energy, biodiversity, seasons, weather and climate, and the carbon cycle. We will connect these topics using an Earth systems/climate framework so you can see how what you teach fits into the big picture.

Credits: 2

Seminar Dates: SD School of Mines, Rapid City, June 22-23; DRACO, Sioux Falls, Aug. 10-11; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10-11

Course Dates: June 22–Aug.11, 2021

Target Audience: Science teachers in South Dakota public or state-accredited private schools only that wish to integrate hands‐on citizen science learning into your classroom.

Attendance: Required at either the June 22-23 dates or the Aug.10-11 dates. 

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BIOL 592: - Tp: STEM Library Workshop

Course Description: This course will involve a one‐day in‐person workshop, then will require participants to utilize one of the STEM kits in their classroom and write a reflection on the experience. During the time in the classroom, educators may at any time contact either of the workshop instructors with questions, concerns or needs.

Credits: 1

Seminar Dates: Aug. 5, 2021 – Regional Science Center, NSU

Course Dates: Aug. 5–Dec. 15, 2021

Target Audience: Teachers who wish to learn about and utilize a STEM kit in their classrooms. 

Attendance: Required at the Regional Science Center on Aug. 5 on Northern's campus 

 

For questions please contact stemkits@northern.edu.

 

 

PSYC 4/592: Tp: Science Based Drug Education 

Course Description:The course focuses on substance abuse trends, the impact on the brain according to science-based research, and the resulting consequences to the individual and society including the following topics: general drug groups, history, trends, physical and behavioral effects, adolescent involvement, brain structure and development, neuro-adaptation caused by substance abuse, most popular substance abuse and future trends, and recognizing symptomatic substance abuse behavior. Curriculum allows attendees to build their own presentation to fit their presentation style and audience.

Credits: 3

Seminar Dates: August 16-20, 2021 – Rapid City, S.D.

Course Dates: Aug. 16 – Sept. 1, 2021

Target Audience: Members of law enforcement, educators, therapists, counselors, probation officers, parents, medical professionals, business professionals.

Attendance: Required Aug. 16-20, 2021 at Camp Rapid in Rapid City, S.D., for five days of in-person learning. 

 

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August 2021

 

14th Annual Back-to-School Workshop

 

8 a.m.-noon Aug. 17

Johnson Fine Arts Center

1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

 

NSU Contacts: Carly Bierman, shantel Yde or Ronald Brownie

605-626-2568 | online@northern.edu

 

Speaker: Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa

 

 

Ms. Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa is known as "The Lab Coat Teacher" and, affectionately, “Miss Dorito” by her students from around the globe.

 

With her unique teaching style, Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa has spent the past 23 years empowering students of diverse backgrounds at the K-12, college, and adult learner level. An expert in building solid relationships that result in successful learning experiences for students and teachers, Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa strongly believes culturally relevant teaching, connection to community and EI over IQ make up the true learning experience. A nationally recognized educator and recipient of the Florida Teacher of the Year Award, she takes her ELL classroom experiences, collaborative teacher workshops, and doctoral research on transformative emotional intelligence and travels the globe as a “teacher on loan” inspiring, motivating, and empowering teachers and the teaching profession.

 

From innovative, personalized professional development filled with successful and differentiated strategies to authentic “real talk” about teachers leading, Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa encourages all educators to B.E.L.I.E.V.E.!® - Be the Educators who Lead to Inspire and Empower Via Empathy!

 

When not wearing the many hats of an educator, she dons a Stetson and works on her ranch, tending to her beloved rescue and special needs cows, goats, horses, chickens, miniature ponies, Sicilian mini donkeys, and barn cat, “Sits with Eggs.”

 

View her video greeting here!

 

Companion Course Information

 

EDFN 4/592 – Tp: Cultural Competency and Emotional Intelligence

Course Description: Students will learn about cultural competencies and emotional intelligence and how to use this information to improve their practice.

Credits: 1

Tuition per Credit: $40

Seminar Time/Date: 8 a.m. - noon Aug. 17

Course Dates: Aug. 23 – Dec. 15, 2021

Assignment Submission Deadline: Dec. 9, 2021

Drop Date with Refund: Sept. 2, 2021

Target Audience: K-12 educators and administrators



Seminar attendance is not rrequired to register for EDFN 4/592.

 

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Zoom Registration

 

Registration Trouble? 

Once you get to the Northern State University Application Management landing page using the above link, follow these steps:
 
1. If you created a BSW application last year, use the login text link under Returning Users. You can also reset their password from this option. 
2. Click the Start a New Application text link to open the BSW application window. 
3. Click the Create Application button.
4. Open the application to complete and submit it.
 
OR
 
1. If you did not create a BSW application last year, click the Create an Account link under First-Time Users to create an account. 
2. Click the Start a New Application text link to open the BSW application window. 
3. Click the Create Application button.
4. Open the application to complete and submit it.
 
 
 
Spring 2022
 
These courses, available at the graduate or undergraduate level, are offered for five weeks. Cost per credit is $354.75 (undergraduate) or $470.45 (graduate).
 
Driver Education Endorsement 
 
DRED 4/560 - Driver and Traffic Safety Education
Course Description: Recommended policies and practices in driver education and traffic safety. Emphasis on traffic safety. Department of Transportation's traffic safety program, use of simulators, driver improvement through enforcement.
Credits: 3
Course Dates: Jan. 10 - Feb. 11, 2022
Target Audience: Anyone wishing to become certified to teach driver education.

Attendance: Attendance outside of the required coursework is not required. 
 
 
DRED 4/580 - Special Methods in the Teaching of Driver Education
Course Description: Driver education and driver education and traffic safety course with experience in classroom and behind-the-wheel phases of driver education; lesson plans, films, scheduling and testing techniques.
Credits: 3
Course Dates: Feb. 14 - March 25, 2022
Target Audience: Anyone wishing to become certified to teach driver education.

Attendance: Attendance outside of the required coursework is not required. 
 
 
DRED 4/591 - IS: Curriculum & Instruction
Course Description: Recommended policies and practices in driver education and traffic safety. Emphasis on traffic safety. Department of Transportation's traffic safety program, use of simulators, driver improvement through enforcement.
Credits: 2–3 
Course Dates: March 28 - April 29, 2022
Target Audience: Anyone wishing to become certified to teach driver education.

Attendance: Attendance outside of the required coursework is not required. 
 
 
 

Summer 2022

 

These courses, available at the graduate or undergraduate level, are offered for five weeks.  Tuition prices will be announced after the S.D. Board of Regents meeting in April/May of 2022 for summer courses. 

 

 

DRED 4/560 - Driver and Traffic Safety Education

Course Description: Recommended policies and practices in driver education and traffic safety. Emphasis on traffic safety. Department of Transportation's traffic safety program, use of simulators, driver improvement through enforcement.

Credits: 3

Course Dates: May 31 – July 1, 2022

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to become certified to teach driver education.

Attendance: Attendance outside of the required coursework is not required. 

Register

 

DRED 4/580 - Special Methods in the Teaching of Driver Education

Course Description: Driver education and driver education and traffic safety course with experience in classroom and behind-the-wheel phases of driver education; lesson plans, films, scheduling and testing techniques.

Credits: 3

Course Dates: May 31 – July 1, 2022

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to become certified to teach driver education.

Attendance: Attendance outside of the required coursework is not required. 

Register

 

DRED 4/591 - IS: Curriculum & Instruction

Course Description: Recommended policies and practices in driver education and traffic safety. Emphasis on traffic safety. Department of Transportation's traffic safety program, use of simulators, driver improvement through enforcement.

Credits: 2–3 

Course Dates: May 31 – July 1, 2022

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to become certified to teach driver education.

Attendance: Attendance outside of the required coursework is not required. 

Register

 
Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa Greets Aberdeen

Enjoy award-winning teacher Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa's high-energy greeting to Aberdeen!