MSU President's Column for Traill County Tribune

April 14, 2018 

As spring semester comes to a close, plans for summer school ramp up

Summer is a busy time at Mayville State. Although some of our on-campus students leave campus for summer jobs, internships, or just rest and relaxation, many of them continue their school work by taking online courses. Still others stay in Mayville to take part in our wide variety of summer course offerings. For many of Mayville State’s distance students, summer course offerings are critical to completing their degrees.

Mayville State is offering more than 125 challenging courses, including dynamic sessions, online courses, and traditional on-campus classes. Dynamic session courses will be offered on campus and begin on May 14 with a couple of physics labs being offered. A number of physics labs will be offered in May and June. Tim O’Brien is offering a first aid and CPR course June 1-3.

An eight-week session is planned for May 21 through July 15, and a ten-week session runs from May 21 to July 29. Five-week sessions are planned from May 21 to June 24 and from June 25 to July 29. There’s something for everyone, and it’s not too late to take a look and see what might be of interest to you.

We are working hard to provide convenience for students by offering flexible delivery methods and class meeting times. On-campus classes meet during the day and/or in the evening. Most of the classes are being offered online.

Students can meet essential studies criteria, meet requirements for majors, or meet professional certification requirements when studying with Mayville State this summer. Courses leading to a kindergarten endorsement will be offered. Kindergarten endorsement is available only to licensed North Dakota elementary teachers.

Several special education courses are being offered online in the eight-week session, May 21 to July 15.  Special Needs in Early Childhood Education, Remedial Reading, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Foundations of Special Education, Assessment of Students with Disabilities, and Special Education Law are among the offerings. Mayville State offers an undergraduate generalist special education teaching degree for early childhood, elementary, and secondary levels. The program is the first undergraduate special education strategist degree available in North Dakota. All core classes are available online, so those individuals currently licensed to teach in North Dakota can continue to work while pursuing the special education degree, helping to fulfill a big need for qualified special education teachers.

A number of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation courses will be offered online and on campus from May 21 to July 15. These courses include Prevention & Care of Injuries, Personal & Community Health, Nutrition, Movement Education in Early Childhood, Health & Physical Education in the Elementary School, Foundations & Methods of Coaching, Physical Education for the Exceptional Child, Modern Issues & Materials in Health, Motor Learning, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Principles of Conditioning, Principles of Sports Management, Sport Sociology, Exercise Physiology, Organization & Administration of Physical Education & Athletes, and more.

High school students who are now classified as sophomores, juniors, or seniors may enroll at Mayville State as early entry students or earn dual credit during the summer session. To qualify, the student must have a 3.0 grade point average and be recommended by his or her high school principal. Information regarding dual credit may be obtained from your high school principal or by calling 701-788-4667.

Mayville State’s summer offerings are especially varied this year. I encourage you to take a look at all that Mayville State has to offer. Pre-registration began on April 3. and registration for courses will continue until the beginning of each session. For a full listing of Mayville State’s summer courses and information on how to register, visit or call 1-800-437-4104.