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 graduate courses offered through Minot State University (MiSU) and Mayville State University (MaSU). Two courses will be offered online each spring and fall and more courses will be offered during summers. These courses are graded graduate courses can be applied to graduate degree programs in teaching. The courses geared are for K-12 mathematics teachers. 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 associated follow-up activities. The only cost for teachers is a $35 check that accompanies the pre-application.
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, Title II, Part B, Math and Science Partnership Grant from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction