About NDSU Distance and Continuing Education
In July of 2015, Distance and Continuing Education merged with several independent offices on the campus, including 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 we offer.
Accredited online degrees and classes
Online degrees and classes offered through NDSU Office of Teaching and Learning's Distance and Continuing Education program are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and are approved through the academic departments and colleges at NDSU. Individuals are welcome to register for classes as either a degree seeking student or as a non-degree seeking student. Through the non-degree seeking admission option, students are welcome to take individual classes. Unless otherwise noted, our online classes are charged at the North Dakota Residency Rate regardless of location.
K-12 professional development for teachers
K-12 teachers and administrators will find a list of class titles that are useful in enhancing teaching skills. These courses are designed for maintaining your teaching license or for pay scale increases.