NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

Course Descriptions

College or Prison

EDUC 600

Black males are at high risk for social and academic failure. This class will educate professional staff and administrators on the real facts and best practices for educating and keeping males out of trouble in today’s society. This class will present statistic data and provide new evidence based on practices for improving male school interest and academic performance. This class will teach you how to give black boys their best chance to go to college and be successful and avoid the pipeline prison.


  1. The characteristics of a high risk black male youth for academic failure/incarceration;
  2. How to improve black male student classroom performance;
  3. How to get black boys started in the college/ post-secondary process.

Required Student Resources:

Computer with speakers or headphones, internet access and active email account.