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 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

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

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

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

 

 

LIBM 492 - Tp: Library Institute

Library Institute 2022 is a six-day library leadership training where participants will learn about open data research, government references, social media platforms, community survey creation, health resources, plus course reviews and hands-on community assessment tools. Students will experience lecture time as well as projects, activities and Zoom workshop opportunities. A pre–test will be given at the start of the week and a final exam will be given on the last day. Participants will learn about components necessary to manage an effective and active library in their community. 

Course Dates: June 12-June 17, 2022

Krikac Administration Building - Room 103, NSU Campus

 

Register

 

 

SPED 4/592 - Tp: Explicit Instruction: The Magic is in the Instruction: Part Two

This course is the sequel to last summer’s information-filled sessions with Dr. Anita Archer. Dr. Archer will provide participants with usable instructional ideas for deeper exploration of best practices in the classroom. Students will reflect on their expected use of the learned material. Participants are required to attend the virtual event and submit a three-page reflective action plan.

Course Dates: June 8-9, 2022

Register

 

 

SPED 4/592 - DAKOTAS CHAPTER AER – 'NAVIGATING THE FUTURE'

Special Education course with emphasis on visual impairments. Details coming soon.

Course Dates: Coming soon

Registration: Coming soon

 

 

Art Education – Band Director – Choral Director Institutes

23rd annual arts education institute, 3rd annual band director institute, 1st annual choral director institute at NSU campus July 11-15 2022 colorful letters and brain illustration on black background

 

July 11-15, 2022

 

Registration instructions

To register for graduate credit, you must also register for a workshop or workshops. Please complete both steps below:

 

1. For graduate credit, register HERE

2. For workshops, register at  Fine Arts Clinics, Camps and Workshops or Arts Education Institute

 

 

15th Annual Back-to-School Workshop

Building Community within the Classroom

August 17, 2022, 8 a.m.-Noon

Johnson Fine Arts Center, NSU Campus

 

Monica WashingtonMonica Washington is the director of inclusive and responsive educational practices and an instructional coach for Better Lesson, supporting teachers and education leaders across the country as they make positive shifts in instruction and leadership.

 

A decorated educator of 23 years, Ms. Washington has received honors and awards from a wide variety of organizations for her leadership, advocacy, and classroom instruction. She is a 2015 Milken Unsung Hero fellow and a 2015 NEA Foundation global fellow. In addition to instructional coaching, Ms. Washington supports educators through workshops, speaking engagements, and blogging for Education Week and Education Post. Ms. Washington authored “4 Things Great Principals Don’t Do,” the most read and shared Education Week opinion post of 2017.

 

She is passionate about creating equitable and inclusive school environments that celebrate teacher and student voice, and she serves as a leading educator ambassador for equity for the Education Civil Rights Alliance. She serves on the National Education Association Foundation board of directors and The National Network of State Teachers of the Year. Ms. Washington was named 2014 Texas teacher of the year.

 

Registration

The workshop, which is free and open to preK-12 educators and administrators, will take place in person and on Zoom. 

 

Zoom Registration

 

Northern will also offer a companion course for educators and administrators. 

 

Course Registration

 

To learn more about this event and other continuing education programs, visit NSU Online and Continuing Education or call 605-626-2568.