The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Minot State University has obtained a grant* to fund professional development opportunites/graduate coursework for K-12 teachers. With this grant, mathematics instruction in the state of North Dakota can be improved by improving the preparation of mathematics teachers and increasing student achievement.
The grant-funded program* consists of two-week, three-week, and six-week content-based graduate courses to be offered through Minot State University (MiSU) and Mayville State University (MaSU). One course will be offered online each spring and more courses will be offered during summers. These courses graded graduate courses can be used to satisfy No Child Left Behind (NCLB) highly qualified teacher requirements and applied to graduate degree programs in teaching.
The courses geared for K-12 mathematics teachers. The two-week, online, and six-week courses are for middle school and secondary math teachers and will be held in Minot. The three-week courses are for elementary and middle school teachers and will be held in Minot and in Mayville. In Minot, enrollment is limited to 20-25 teachers per course. In Mayville, enrollment is limited to 15 teachers per course.
For North Dakota teachers, the grant pays tuition and fee scholarships, books, room (if staying on-campus), travel, and stipends of $100 per credit upon successful completion of a course and associated follow-up activities. The only cost for teachers is a $35 check that accompanies the pre-application. For those accepted into the program, the check will be applied to MSU registration fees; otherwise the check will be returned.
In order to take any of these graduate courses other than Math 500, students must be admitted to the Graduate School of MSU. Students may choose to apply in either the non-degree or degree seeking status. A one time Graduate School fee of $35 is charged for these applications. Graduate School application forms are available at the Graduate School Website.
Due to the program receiving grant funds, MAT: Mathematic students are not eligible for financial aid from Minot State University.
*Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110, Title II Part B, Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program and Title II Part A, Subpart 3, Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, State Agency for Higher Education (SAHE) Partnerships