CE Credits Online

Welcome to Valley City State University where you can get university credit in conjunction with CE Credit Online classes.
CE Credits Online is a Nationwide provider of online professional development for K-12 teachers and administrators at a great price. Courses can be accessed at anytime, worked on at your convenience and are easy to navigate to ensure you have the very best online learning experience.

How to get started
Simply sign up through CE Credits Online for one or more of the classes listed below. Once you have completed the class, you may register for VCSU graduate credit through your student account at CE Credits Online.

Click on the CE Credits Online link HERE or select a class below and link to the North Dakota classes where you can read about the classes and print a syllabus.

SPRING 2014, SUMMER 2014, and FALL 2014 Classes


Title Description Spring Summer Fall
Coaching to Improve Reading This course focuses upon the all-important coaching relationship in improving student reading achievement. Seven components of successful reading programs are the foundation of reading achievement: Phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing about the reading, and content area reading skills. EDUC 700
CRN# 14301
EDUC 700
CRN# 14401
EDUC 700
CRN# 15101
Coaching to Improve Teaching and Learning Collaboration and communication are essential to meeting the goal of all students learning well. Coaching is a proven and practical vehicle for staff members, mentors and administrative evaluators to use in guiding each teacher to intentional best practice that will ensure student learning.
This course details the process of collaboration and communication that promotes quality outcomes in terms of student learning. By establishing a mutual purpose, mutual respect, individual commitment and using a variety of effective coaching communication skills, staff members can maximize the expertise, skill, and talent of coaching partners... They learn from each other.
EDUC 700
CRN# 14302
EDUC 700
CRN# 14402
EDUC 700
CRN# 15102
Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom Student populations in schools today are very diverse. Students differ in their readiness to learn, the ways in which they prefer to learn, and the areas of interest that motivate their learning. Differentiated instruction is based on the belief that classrooms where students are active learners, active inquirers, and active problem solvers are more effective than those where students passively receive a "one-size-fits-all" curriculum.
This course introduces teachers to instructional strategies and methodologies that will enable them to create powerful learning experiences to meet the wide range of different student needs in their classrooms.
EDUC 700
CRN# 14303
EDUC 700
CRN# 14403
EDUC 700
CRN# 15103
Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education This course provides teachers with the tools they need for effective teaching strategies in today's classroom, including classroom environment, setup, differentiated instruction techniques, classroom management, alternative assessments and modifications for diverse learners. Videos model different teaching techniques giving participants an opportunity to "visit" and observe other teachers in action. EDUC 700
CRN# 14304
EDUC 700
CRN# 14404
EDUC 700
CRN# 15104
How to "Read & Write" in Math: Improving Problem Solving & Communication in Mathematics An in-depth exploration of teaching systematic approaches for solving math word problems and developing written communication skills to describe solution processes. Teachers will learn a wide range of strategies to develop students' skills in the math problem-solving tasks of:
  • comprehending the problem and identifying relevant data
  • analyzing the problem's internal structure to determine what type of problem it is
  • selecting a viable solution process and carrying it out
  • explaining the solution process both orally and in writing.
EDUC 700
CRN# 14305
EDUC 700
CRN# 14405
EDUC 700
CRN# 15105
Improving English Language Instruction through the Use of Technology: K-12 Teachers This course explores technologies that support language development as well as academic achievement for K-12 English language learners. Emphasis is on technologies that support English language development and communication skills, such as dedicated software programs, websites, and other technology resources. In addition, participants will learn how technologies that were developed for other purposes, such as word processing, can be used in targeted ways to promote English language development. Participants will benefit from numerous resource links for improving English Language Instruction through the use of technology. EDUC 700
CRN# 14306
EDUC 700
CRN# 14406
EDUC 700
CRN# 15106

The Constructive Discipline Series (4-part series)


Title Description Spring Summer Fall
Giving Directives That Students Will Follow Teachers and administrators learn a four-step verbal skill that will help them take responsible control of K-12 students. This on-line course teaches them to end power struggles and gain cooperation from resistive students. This fast and effective, choice-based approach to behavior management is being used successfully by thousands of educators. Learn to develop meaningful plans for maintaining a safe and orderly classroom that maximizes learning time. EDUC 700
CRN# 14307
EDUC 700
CRN# 14407
EDUC 700
CRN# 15107
Stopping Disruptive Behavior Stop disruptive behavior wit three carefully worded questions! Teachers and administrators will enjoy this effective strategy for dealing with problem behavior from k-12 students. Learn to lead the students through the process that promotes a solution they create and will accept. Create effective classroom management plans and discover how the Safety, Order and Rights value set will help clarify and define wanted and unwanted behaviors. Watch demonstrations and practice the strategies you can use in your classroom today! EDUC 700
CRN# 14308
EDUC 700
CRN# 14408
EDUC 700
CRN# 15108
Conducting the Parent Conference This course provides teachers and administrators with persuasive and effective strategies for conferencing with parents, including uncooperative or difficult parents. This 7-step interview using the 7-Cs of communication will move parents toward becoming committed participants in the goal of solving their child's academic and behavioral challenges. Teachers and administrators will learn how the Safety, Order and Rights value set provides a firm and logical foundation for setting goals and finding solutions. EDUC 700
CRN# 14309
EDUC 700
CRN# 14409
EDUC 700
CRN# 15109
Rights and Responsibilities in the Disciplinary Process This course will guide teachers and administrators toward understanding their school’s discipline policies and to better understand and manage disruptive and violent behaviors. It is designed to help create and maintain save and orderly environments. Participants will identify the practical and legal definitions of force as well as their rights and responsibilities, particularly regarding the use of physical restraint. They will also learn to correctly describe and document incidents and explore strategies and techniques that are preventative. EDUC 700
CRN# 14310
EDUC 700
CRN# 14410
EDUC 700
CRN# 15110

Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboards Series


Title Description Spring Summer Fall
Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems - An Overview This course will introduce you to the transformation possibilities that integrated whiteboard systems can have on your instruction. An integrated whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. EDUC 700
CRN# 14311
EDUC 700
CRN# 14411
EDUC 700
CRN# 15111
Transforming Language Arts Instruction Interactive Whiteboard Systems The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several language arts lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. EDUC 700
CRN# 14312
EDUC 700
CRN# 14412
EDUC 700
CRN# 15112
Transforming Science Instruction Interactive Whiteboard Systems The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several science lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. EDUC 700
CRN# 14313
EDUC 700
CRN# 14413
EDUC 700
CRN# 15113
Transforming Social Studies Instruction Interactive Whiteboard Systems The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several social studies lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. EDUC 700
CRN# 14314
EDUC 700
CRN# 14414
EDUC 700
CRN# 15114
Transforming Math Instruction Interactive Whiteboard Systems The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several math lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. EDUC 700
CRN# 14315
EDUC 700
CRN# 14415
EDUC 700
CRN# 15115