Mountain Plains

Adult Education Association

Graduate Credit Available!

MPAEA/NMAEA 2020 Conference attendees have the opportunity to register for one graduate credit, graded as S/U for a fee of $75. 

You can get this credit in four easy steps:

1.     Register for the course by February 28, 2020.
2.     Write a 2-page Reflection Paper.
3.     Attend the MPAEA/NMAEA 2020 Conference and complete a Conference Session Log.
4.     Submit the Conference Session Log and Reflection Paper by March 13, 2020.

To Register for Graduate Credit:

Conference attendees must register for graduate credit online via Valley City State University in North Dakota:

The course is EDUC 2000 – Mountain Plains Adult Education Association & New Mexico Adult Education Association Conference.  The class number is 17606(there are many EDUC 2000 classes listed, so be sure you choose the correct one!), and the instructor is Dr. Tom Gravel.

Course Requirements

In order to receive graduate credit, attendees must:

1.     Submit a 2-page (maximum), double-spaced Reflection Paper of a takeaway from the 2020 Conference that you will put into practice when you return to your classroom or building.
2.     Complete a Conference Session Log.  Using a Word document with the date, session, and a takeaway is all that is required. You must create your own Conference Session Log.  An example is below:

Date / Time

# of hours

Session Title/Presenter

What new ideas did you take away from this session? Statement may be used to verify attendance.

Turn in Assignments:

Assignments (Reflection Paper and Session Log) should be submitted as email attachments to Dr. Tom Gravel at by March 13, 2020.

Grading and Transcripts

Students will be graded on an S or U basis.  Students who meet the course requirements will be awarded an “S “grade.  Students who do not meet course requirements will be awarded a “U” grade.

Grades and transcripts will be available by going to the following VCSU webpage and following the directions.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. The Five Core Propositions underscore the accomplished teacher’s commitment to advancing student achievement. Together, the propositions form the basis of all National Board Standards and the foundation for National Board Certification.  This course and conference align with Propositions 1, 4, and 5:

Proposition 1: Teachers Are Committed to Students and Their Learning

Proposition 2: Teachers Know the Subjects They Teach and How to Teach Those Subjects to Students

Proposition 3: Teachers Are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning

Proposition 4: Teachers Think Systematically About Their Practice and Learn from Experience

Proposition 5: Teachers Are Members of Learning Communities


For any questions, please contact Dr. Tom Gravel at or by calling 701-356-2008.

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