Offer A Class

Find important information on how you and your school district can offer professional development classes throughout the state and region.

Offer a Class

The Office of Teaching and Learning’s Distance and Continuing Education program is currently seeking high-quality, relevant, graduate-level professional development classes.

Did you know all North Dakota licensed teachers are required to take graduate-level professional development classes to maintain their teaching license? Also, many teachers from throughout the United States are required to have their professional development documented on a transcript for pay scale changes. 

Individuals who are an expert in a teaching-related topic are invited to develop classes for educators through in person, online or a combination of those modes.

It is also important that school districts provide staff development to help educators stay up-to-date on the latest teaching methods, curriculum, and technologies. We welcome school districts nationwide to offer professional development for their teachers through NDSU Distance and Continuing Education. School district's may also choose to open their professional development to all educators. If you plan to offer a class for teachers in your school or district and would like to offer professional development credit, consider requesting approval through NDSU Distance and Continuing Education. Read more about the approval process.

Individuals interested in offering a K-12 professional development class must have a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited university. Read more about who can teach a professional development class.

To offer a class for K-12 teachers you must complete the course proposal and course syllabus forms below. All classes offered are approved through NDSU Distance and Continuing Education and the appropriate NDSU department.



About Offering a Class

Before you fill out the paperwork to offer a class, please read through the following information.

  1. Ensure students register in a timely manner. In accordance with NDSU policy, only course participants who have enrolled and paid their fees by the enrollment deadline for each course will be considered enrolled.  Online registration URLs close within seven to ten business days after the start of the course with the exception of an online course, in which all registrations must be submitted by the end of that specific semester.
  2. Late registrations will be issued a $25 late fee. In the case of a late registration, the original credit registration fee plus a late fee of $25 will be assessed.
  3. Retroactive course enrollments have a time limit. Requests for retroactive enrollment will only be permitted until 4 weeks after the start date of the course. 
  4. Grade submission. Grades need to be submitted to NDSU Distance and Continuing Education no later than 5 business days after the course completion date. All students on the grade roster need to have a grade noted. In no case is a student's grade to be left blank.
  5. Policy regarding grades of Incomplete and No Report. The Office of Teaching and Learning's policy on grades of "Incomplete" or "No Report" states, an incomplete is to be used only in extraordinary circumstances. In no case is a submitted grade to be left blank (with "No Report.").  All students must complete work by the end of the course. If an instructor wishes to assign an incomplete, the instructor and the student must fill out the requisite paperwork or the grade will be entered as an "F". According to NDSU policy #336, the deadline for changing the "I" to a grade is seven weeks into the next semester. The Incomplete Grade Reporting Form is available from the NDSU Office of Teaching and Learning in FLC Suite 314. Please email Janalee Brandt to obtain a copy of this form.
  6. Your contract. The professional development offering contract will be emailed to you with information regarding URL closing date as well as grade submittal deadline.



Professional Development Forms

All professional development offerings through NDSU Distance and Continuing Education must be approved prior to being offered for credit. The following forms are for use when offering a professional development credit activity for teachers through NDSU Distance and Continuing Education.

Course Proposal
Use this form to propose a class offered for professional development credit for K-12 teachers.

Course Syllabus
Once you have completed the course proposal form (above), use the course syllabus form to submit a course syllabus electronically. Or, you may email a syllabus that includes all of the items from the electronic form to Barb Schumacher.

Evaluation Form - PDF  |  Microsoft Word  |  Audio (MP3)
Use this form for student evaluations of your professional development class.

Return all forms to NDSU Distance and Continuing Education at PO Box 6050, NDSU Dept 2605, Fargo, ND 58108. 



Multi-Campus Forms

If your class is funded through a state grant, you are required to offer the professional development class through a multi-campus agreement. Below you will find forms for offering a multi-campus class.

Multi-Campus Proposal Form for K-12
Use this form to propose a class offered for professional development credit through the multi-campus agreement.

Multicampus Evaluation Form -  PDF  |  Microsoft Word  |  Audio (MP3)
When credit for a professional development class is approved through multi-campus approval process, use this form for student evaluations of the course. 

Return all forms to NDSU Distance and Continuing Education at PO Box 6050, NDSU Dept 2605, Fargo, ND 58108. 


Top of page