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Continuing Education for Teacher Licensure

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DR. LINDA ALEXANDER

Director, Continuing Education

GLENNA MURRAY

Manager, Continuing Education

CRISTY WORTHINGTON

Continuing Education Specialist & Partnership Development

Questions & Answers

TRANSCRIPT AND HOMEWORK INFORMATION

You will submit a reflection paper for each class. Unless otherwise stated by the session’s facilitator, a template in Microsoft Word is used to walk the student through the reflection process.

Current Homework Templates

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MNU is required to function within the normal range of practices in higher education. Post-dating university credit is not one of those practices. In order to maintain academic integrity and ensure the quality of your experiences with MNU and its continuing education partners, it is necessary that we establish and uphold policies published. Thank you for your support. Please contact the continuing education office with questions/concerns.

Current Homework Templates

When you are ready to submit a reflection paper, you will send that document as an attachment to med@mnu.edu. When MNU receives this paper, you will receive an automated message indicating it was received. Please be sure MNU messages aren’t going to your SPAM folder or that MNU is not blocked by your email provider. Issues related to homework submission should be sent to the Continuing Education Office at med@mnu.edu.

Current Homework Templates

Grading Timeline

After homework has been submitted to med@mnu.edu, MNU then has two weeks to grade the assignment and post the grade to the student account. During the summer months (May-September), due to high volume, MNU may take up to four weeks to grade and post the grade to the student account.

Checking Grades

You may view your grades by visiting the student gateway. Enter the credentials you created, then click on the “results” tab to view your grades. The title of your course is a drop-down menu; therefore, if you took more than one class, select your course and your results will appear.

MNU and our partners will issue a letter grade (A, B, or C).

MNU will only issue an “F” grade for the following situations:

  • Student submitted an assignment but did not complete the assignment requirements
  • Student did not turn in assignments during the required time.
    • STAR assignment – required within seven (7) days,
    • General assignment – required within seven (7) days
  • Did not meet requirements set by instructor or partner
  • Submitted an assignment in an unacceptable file format and did not resent when asked to resubmit.

Continuing education grades do appear on MNU official transcripts as grad-level courses and will be included in the overall GPA calculation.

Ordering Your Transcript:

Official transcripts must be requested through the online request page found at: https://www.mnu.edu/registrar-office-transcripts/request-transcripts/

  • Telephone or paper request submissions are not accepted.
  • Once a transcript has been released, you will need to complete a new request and provide payment if additional transcripts are needed.
  • Issues regarding your transcript request can be directed to the Registrar’s Office at: 913-971-3626 or registrar@mnu.edu. Please have your transcript order number available.
  • Issues regarding your grades can be direct to the Continuing Education office by emailing med@mnu.edu

If you have outstanding course grades that you need to show on your transcript select, After Grades Are Posted, in the order request form to ensure your transcript will be held until all course grades are posted.

  • After Grades Are Posted, is only an available option if there are outstanding grades on your academic record.
  • After Degree Is Awarded, is for degree seeking students. Your transcript request will not process if this option is selected, and you are not degree seeking.I

COSTS, FEE AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

As of August 2012, the Higher Learning Commission, (HLC) determined 1 college credit requires 15 hours of seat time.

Usually workshops and training will earn .5 credit for a daylong session (5.5 hours of seat time and a two-hour reflection assignment, totaling 7.5 hours). Traditional college-level course work will earn a pre-determined number of credit hours. This is identified by the institution offering the course at the time of enrollment.

This depends on the organization with whom you’ve contracted for the workshop, class, training, etc. Contact the organization to determine costs.

Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover debit and credit cards are accepted for payment when you register.

Payment is given upon registration through a secure online provider called TouchNet. Once payment is submitted, a receipt is sent via email from TouchNet through contedaccts@mnu.edu. Issues related to payment should be sent to Herb Albertson, hhalbertson@mnu.edu.

If you have logged into the MNU portal and see a “cashier hold” when trying to access your grades or account information, this means your payment hasn’t been posted to your student account. You may access your student account and make your payment.

Transfers

You may transfer registration from one course to another, if you have not started the course, the new course is with the same continuing education partner, and you have received the instructors’ approval.

Transfers must be from one course to another provided by the same partner.

Transfer requests must be submitted by email to med@mnu.edu.

Withdrawals

Withdrawals with a refund are allowed if you have not started the course or submitted an assignment, and only within seven (7) days from the registration date. If it is a partner course (e.g. Cool Teachers Online, Courses with Russ, Southwest Plains Service Center), the student must receive their approval first.

Withdrawals without a refund are allowed at any time. Please know a “W” will appear on your official MNU transcript.

All withdrawals must be requested by email to med@mnu.edu. The email must include your name, title of the course, course number, and reason for requesting a withdrawal, and evidence of approval by the Continuing Education partner.

No refunds are allowed past the seven (7) days after registration or if you have started the course; however, you may still withdraw from the course.

There is a $15.00 processing administrative fee for all refunds if approved. The amount will be deducted from the amount originally paid. Once MNU processes the refund, it may take up to ten (10) business days to credit your account.

A 100% refund will be granted for every paid registration when a course, conference, or workshop is canceled and an alternative option is not provided.

MNU may withdraw students from a course without a refund for the following situations:

  • Student did not complete the course during the allowed timeframe.
  • Requirements for the course were not met.

Timeline of the withdraw will depend on the course structure and requirements requested by the partner. After six months if you have not started or completed requirements, you will be withdrawn from the course, unless otherwise stated.

***Due to extenuating circumstances, extensions may be granted by submitting a request to med@mnu.edu.

Any continuing education student with an unresolved fee balance will not be able to enroll in additional continuing education courses until the outstanding balance has been resolved. Please contact the Cashier’s Office if you have an unresolved fee balance by calling 913.971.3504.

1098-T’s are available by January 31. Our Cashier’s Office has detailed information about accessing your 1098T Student Tax Form.

TEACHING METHODS

In our teacher continuing education programs, our instructors enhance their lessons with podcasts, vodcasts, social networking, wikis and other electronic delivery technology. Students also engage in real-time webcasts with instructors throughout the program using virtual collaboration tools like Adobe Connect, allowing for asynchronized and synchronized learning each week.

ACCREDITATION

Kansas Department of Education; CAEP: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The University is authorized to offer associate’s degrees in all fields, bachelor’s degrees in all fields, and master’s degrees in the fields of Administration/Leadership, Business, Counseling, Education, Nursing and Religion. The University accreditation is through the Higher Learning Commission.

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