Students seeking to attain a license as Director of Community Education must complete 24 core credits and meet the requirements as established by the State of Minnesota in rule 3512. Most courses will be held on the SCSU campus but a few may be offered at the SCSU Twin Cities Maple Grove site. The classes listed below are required for the Director of Community Education License at St. Cloud State University:
Campus classes are scheduled for student convenience. Some meet once a week for a semester in either fall or spring; some are scheduled on weekends meeting Friday evening and all day Saturday in either fall or spring for three weekends per 3 credit course; others may be offered in the summer in a four day block per course, M-TH.
The EDAD 507 and EDAD 611 allow an arranged field experience supervised by a Licensed Community Education Director and a University instructor. The two field experience courses are offered once a year in the spring. A Field Experience handbook will be provided to the student at a one hour orientation which details how to manage the 320 hours of logged time, the state competencies for the license, and the components for a final portfolio.
(Note: the EDAD 507 Field Experience: Community Education course is taken only with permission from the student's advisor and with consideration that the student has completed at least 9 credits of core courses prior to enrolling in the field experience. With advisor approval, students may transfer up to 10 credits from another regionally accredited institution. the Field Experience may not be a transfer course. )