NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

College or Prison

EDUC 600




Instructor: Charles North

Grading: Letter or S/U

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Course Fee: $299

Course Description:

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.

About The Instructor

Chuck North
Charles North

Charles North earned an M.A. in Secondary School Administration from Central Michigan University, where he also earned a B.S. in Secondary Education with a major in Mathematics and minor in Earth Science. Charles has experience teaching high school and in educational leadership positions to include the titles of principal, federal funding director, and district curriculum coordinator. Charles has published articles in the School Recognition Journal from the Department of Education and in publications from Central Michigan University.

**Registration Instructions:

Please register with Healthy Teaching at: http://healthyteachingonline.com/

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.