Educational Partners

 
 
 

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About our Educational Partners

Morningside University collaborates with educational partners throughout the United States to offer additional online courses for teachers. These courses are relevant, convenient, and enhance your professional growth.  If permitted by your state or district, these courses can be used for licensure renewal or salary advancement. Partner classes do not qualify for financial aid or loan deferment.

How do you enroll in partner courses?

You do not need to be in the Graduate Program in Education at Morningside University to take classes from our partners. Simply contact the partner of your choice and register directly with them and be sure to request credit from the Graduate Program in Education at Morningside University. Once a partner course has been completed it takes approximately three weeks for the course to be reflected on your Morningside University transcript. All partner course grades will appear on your transcript based on the date the course ends. These courses are not considered transfer credit. 

You may be able to use these graduate credits as elective credits for the master’s degree program at Morningside University; however, they cannot be used toward an endorsement. Any student admitted to the MAT degree program after November 1, 2014, will be able to apply no more than eight graduate credits from all partners toward their master’s degree program. For information about Morningside educational partners, please contact Davi Gradert, by phone at 800-831-0806, x5599, or 712-274-5599, or by email at gradertd@morningside.edu.

Contact Us

Morningside University
Graduate Education
1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106

Educational Partners

Morningside University partners with Educational Partners in Iowa to offer additional courses for Iowa teachers.  In many cases, you can earn graduate credit for professional development courses.

Seela Science

Seela Science offers teachers new ideas on teaching science. Seela Science is a full Science Resource for Science Educators, as well as School Administrators handling decisions on Science Curriculums. Its mission is to make teaching science convenient and easy.

Virtual Education Software, INC (VESi)

VESi offers continuing education courses for K-12 educators. VESi develops online education courses for professionals that are convenient, relevant, and affordable. Courses are tablet-friendly.

Educational Resources of MN

This organization offers professional development for educators. Courses are offered on-site, via video or via independent study. Courses are designed to give professionals the knowledge and skills needed to make a real difference in helping students/athletes reach their fullest potential. These courses will help educators, administrators, and coaches at all levels to inspire, guide, and teach today’s youth to be the best they can be.

The Art of Education

The Art of Education offer 20+ online courses designed to help art teachers at every stage of their professional career. Be aware when registering for an Art of Education course, you must register for Morningside University credit to use the courses for your electives. When enrolling on the Art of Education website under Institution select Morningside University – HLC. Art of Education University – DEAC credit cannot be transferred for the program.

FAQs

How do I register for The Art of Education courses?

  1. Browse the listing of graduate courses at The Art of Education.
  2. Enroll in the course(s) you would like to take. When enrolling, make sure to select “Morningside College – HLC” as the institution.

Can I register for graduate credit after the course has ended?

No one will be allowed to retroactively register for a course that has ended.

Do I need to be admitted to Morningside’s graduate program before I take a course from an educational partner?

No, you do not need to be an admitted student. Receipt of credit from Morningside College does not constitute admission to the graduate program.

Can I use Morningside University credits in a graduate program at Morningside?

You may be able to use these graduate credits as elective credits in a master’s degree program at Morningside College; however, they cannot be used towards an endorsement. Any student admitted to the master’s degree program after November 1, 2014, will be able to apply up to eight graduate credits from all partners toward their master’s degree program.

Can I transfer Morningside University credits into my graduate program at another institution?

To determine whether these credits can be used in endorsement/degree programs, please contact your institution.

How do I enroll in partner courses?

Contact the partner of your choice and enroll directly with them, but be sure to request credit from the Graduate Program in Education at Morningside College. Once a partner course has been completed the grade will be sent directly to Morningside. It can take approximately three weeks for the course to be reflected on your Morningside transcript.

How long will it take to complete each course? Can I complete them at my own pace?

Varies. Please refer to the educational partner.

Will tuition for these credits be eligible for financial aid?

These courses do not qualify for financial aid or loan deferment through Morningside University.

How are the credits issued? Will I receive a letter grade for the credits?

Morningside University issues semester credit hours. All credits earned through Morningside for education partner courses are issued with letter grades and a course number of EDUC 500. The grades will appear on your transcript based on the date the course ends.

  • Courses that end January 1 – May 31 appear under Spring Term
  • Courses that end June 1 – August 15 appear under Summer Term
  • Courses that end August 16 – December 31 appear under Fall Term

If you are taking a partner class in the term in which you are graduating, the course must be transcripted by the following dates.

  • For Spring Graduation – May 1st
  • For Summer Graduation – August 1st
  • For Fall Graduation – December 1st

How do I get an official transcript from Morningside University?

The college must have written permission from the student to release a transcript. To request a transcript, please go to the Transcript Request page.