Continuing Education

Whether it's attending a workshop or enrolling in a course at an off-campus center, continue your education with NSU! Northern offers numerous workshops throughout the year, including the annual Back-to-School Workshop for educators.

Renewal Credit General Definitions

  • Transcript Credit – Registering and completing university-level courses
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) - The IACET and U.S. Department of Education task force defined the CEU standard of measurement as: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours
  • Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) – Based on 60 minutes of instruction



These courses, available at the graduate or undergraduate level, are offered for five weeks. Cost per credit is $351.25 (undergraduate) or $465.80 (graduate). 




Summer 2020



ARMT 592 - Art, Music, & Theatre Methods

Companion course to the Arts Education and Band Directors institutes

Credits: 1-3

Course Dates: July 13–July 17, 2020



MUS 592 – Tp: Music Education Techniques

Companion course to Bandmaster’s Symposium in Chamberlain, SD

Credits: 1

Course Dates: July 25–Aug. 3, 2020





13th Annual Back to School Workshop


Brian Mendler

Keynote Speaker and Author of "Watch Your Mouth"


Brian MendlerBrian Mendler is the keynote speaker for Northern's 13th Annual Back to School Workshop.


Mendler has extensive experience working with challenging students in general education, self-contained, and inclusion settings.  He provides staff development training for K-12 educators throughout the world with the focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students.  He trains tens of thousands of educators every year and is a highly regarded dynamic speaker.  Educators love his seminars because he provides strategies that work immediately for today’s youth. 


Mendler recently authored "Watch Your Mouth," which features strategies for preventing and responding to difficult, disruptive, defiant, and unmotivated behavior.  He is also the author of the best-seller "That One Kid" and has co-authored "Strategies for Successful Classroom Management," "Power Struggles," "TIPS for Teachers" and "Turning Tough Parents into Strong Partners." The books provide practical, in-depth ideas for working with unmotivated and disruptive students.


Mendler is a volunteer with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Special Olympics programs.



Companion Course


EDFN 4/592 – Tp: Motivating and Managing Disruptive Students

Credits: 1

Seminar Date: Aug. 12, 2020

Course Dates: Aug. 29 – Dec. 8, 2020

Register for Companion Course


Can’t join us on campus? Participate via Zoom!

Zoom Registration




Spring 2021



DRED 4/560 - Driver and Traffic Safety Education

Credits: 3

Course Dates: Jan. 11-Feb. 12, 2021



DRED 4/580 - Special Methods in the Teaching of Driver Education

Credits: 3

Course Dates: Feb. 16-March 26, 2021



DRED 491 - IS: Curriculum & Instruction

Credits: 2–3 

Course Dates: March 29-April 30, 2021