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Philosophy of Community and Technical Colleg​e Education – Summer Term

May 15

Philosophy of Community and Technical College Education

You may register for this course at anytime within the course dates listed below.

Course Terms

The following table illustrates course term and registration dates. They will occur the same dates each year. You may register for this course at anytime within the course dates listed below.

Preview the Syllabus

Term ​​Course Dates
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, full-time college faculty, it is open to any Minnesota State college faculty member who wishes to complete it.

In this course, faculty will:

  1. learn about their faculty roles and responsibilities and how these fit into the large context of the Minnesota State system and higher education,
  2. be introduced to elements of quality course design and culturally responsive teaching, and
  3. 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.​

To Register

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

Other Questions?

Contact Catherine Ford




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