NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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About DCE

About NDSU Distance and Continuing Education

In July of 2015, Distance and Continuing Education merged with several independent offices on the campus, including Assessment and the Center for Science and Mathematics education to form the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Programs under each organization became part of OTL but maintain their program name and many of the services previously provided. 

Staff members from the former Office of Distance and Continuing Education became part of the new Office of Teaching and Learning, bringing with them roughly 200 collective years of experience and extensive knowledge about NDSU. In addition, several people from the NDSU campus were brought on as part- or full-time staff and/or graduate assistants. Because faculty and staff are vital to student success, the Office of Teaching and Learning works with NDSU faculty and staff to create, implement, and assess programs that actively involve students in learning as the road to success.

Below are brief descriptions of the programs and services Distance and Continuing Education offers. View programs offered by the Office of Teaching and Learning.


Accredited online K-12 professional development classes

K-12 professional development online classes offered through NDSU Office of Teaching and Learning's Distance and Continuing Education program are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and are approved through the academic departments and colleges at NDSU. 

K-12 teachers and administrators will find a list of class titles that are useful in enhancing your teaching skills.  These courses are designed for maintaining your teaching license or for pay scale increases.