Credit Information

Valley City State University  Credit Cafeteria Plan

The CREA Graduate Credit Cafeteria Plan exists to assist in-service professionals in accumulating the necessary hours for up to TWO graduate credits offered through Valley City State University (VCSU) during the current school year (fall, spring, or summer semesters).  A total of 15 hours of direct instruction must be completed for each graduate credit.


Registration Deadlines

Fall 2020 – November 27th, 2020

Spring 2021 – April 23rd, 2021

Summer 2021 – July 17th, 2021


  • Download verification forms from VCSU website - ​

    • Click on the SEEC/CREA Information link on the left-hand side of the page

  • Participate in and record 15 hours (for one credit) or 30 hours (for two credits) of professional development sessions

  • Obtain designated administrator signature on all verification forms

  • Register for credit on VCSU website - ​

    • Click on Course Availability and Registration on left-side of the page

    • Select the semester and number of credits you will be submitting and click search.

    •  Scroll down until you find " EDUC 2000 ST: Professional Development (CREA members only)"

    • Pay for the course at the time of registration ($65 per credit)

  • Send Verification Forms to Dave Bass at VCSU (101 College St. SW, Valley City, ND 58072)

  • Transcripts will be available after Recording Dates listed above through VCSU.

Workshop Verification Hours Form


North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Credential Information

Credit Renewal Information

Renewal requirement options:

1. Provide a copy of official transcripts showing satisfactory completion of at least eight semester hours of graduate work in     

   education, of which four semester hours are in the area of educational administration; or

2. Provide a copy of official transcripts showing satisfactory completion of at least four semester hours of graduate work and

   verification of attendance or participation in at least six administrative educational conferences or workshops from the listing in this 

   subsection. The verification must be a signed statement by the conference or workshop sponsors, the employer, or a school district   

   business manager.