The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.
Philosophy of Community and Technical College Education – Fall Term
August 1, 2025
You may register for this course at anytime within the course dates listed below.
The following table illustrates course term and registration dates. They will occur the same dates each year.
You may register for this course 2 months before the start dates, and up until 1 month before the end dates listed below.
|Spring||December 15 – May 30|
|Summer||May 15 – August 30|
|Fall||August 1 – January 15|
This is one of the four required courses for the fulfillment of the teaching and learning competency requirement included in Part 8 of System Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Qualifications.
“College faculty members newly hired into unlimited positions, including counselors and librarians, shall successfully complete the teaching and learning competency requirement within six academic-year semesters from the date of hire or conversion into an unlimited position.”
This non-credit course was developed by system office faculty development staff with input from Minnesota State faculty members and has received Quality Matters certification. Although this course is required of all new unlimited college faculty, it is open to any Minnesota State college faculty member who wishes to complete it.
In this course, faculty will:
- learn about their faculty roles and responsibilities and how these fit into the large context of the Minnesota State system and higher education,
- be introduced to elements of quality course design and culturally responsive teaching, and
- interact with other Minnesota State faculty in discussions focused on improving learning and teaching.
Click here to preview the syllabus. It is delivered online through MnSite, the system office D2L site.
- Use your StarID and password to login at https://mnsite.learn.minnstate.edu/
- Click the “Self Registration” link in the upper right corner of the screen to register for the course
- Note: If you have difficulty registering, please contact Kim Vossen at Kimberly.Vossen@minnstate.edu
After you have registered
You will find the course in your list of courses. (Next to “My Home”, you will see “Select a Course”, click on it and select the Philosophy of Community and Technical College Education course for the current term, or you may scroll down on the landing page to the list of courses and click on the course.)
Additional Required Teaching and Learning Competency Courses
You may have to complete up to three additional courses to meet the Teaching and Learning Competency requirements of the board’s College Faculty Credentialing Procedure 3.32.1. These 2-credit courses can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit through Southwest Minnesota State University.
Courses through Southwest Minnesota State University
The following 2 credit courses are offered through Southwest Minnesota State University in two formats: online or in face-to-face, week long summer institutes. Visit Southwest Minnesota State University for information, or to register for the courses.
- CRED 410/510 Instructional Strategies for Community and Technical Colleges
- CRED 420/520 Assessment & Evaluation of Student Learning for Community & Technical Colleges
- CRED 430/530 Curriculum Planning and Design for Community & Technical Colleges
Courses from other institutions
Courses from other universities may fulfill the Teaching and Learning Competency requirements of the College Faculty Credentialing Procedure but will need to be evaluated for course equivalency by staff in Human Resources at the system office.
Questions about registering?
Contact Kim Vossen
Contact Catherine Ford