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Credit Information

Valley City State University Credit Cafeteria Plan

The CREA Graduate Credit Cafeteria Plan exists to assist in-service professionals with accumulating the necessary hours for graduate continuing education credits offered from Valley City State University (VCSU) during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. (Up to 4 credits maximum in a 12 month period.) A total of 15 hours direct instruction must be completed for each graduate credit. 


Registration Deadlines

Fall 2023: November 24, 2023 

Spring 2024: April 19, 2024 

Summer 2024: July 12, 2024




  • Download verification forms: PDF version or Word Document version

  • Collect 15 hours of in-service credit and fill out verification forms. All verification forms must be signed by the Superintendent or designated administrator.

  • Register for credit on VCSU's website. Select the course with EDUC 2000 ST: Professional Development (CREA) in the title. Registration is year-round.

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

  • Mail Verification Forms to:
    Valley City State University
    c/o Dave Bass
    101 College St. SW
    Valley City, ND 58072

  • Transcripts will be available after Recording Dates.

Click here for more information and answers to FAQ.

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Credential Information

Credentialing educators in North Dakota is the responsibility of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI). All credentialed positions require a North Dakota Educators Professional Teaching License before a credential can be issued. Licensing and endorsements are issued by the Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB). NDDPI has an online application process for all administrative, school counselor, library media, Title I, and special education director credentials. The online credential applications can be accessed on NDTeach. Click here for more information and answers to FAQ.

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