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Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way helps students on local, state and national levels to develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.

Our faculty members provide a leadership role in Minnesota Project Lead The Way, by helping students develop science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills.

Dr. Kurt Helgeson is the co-affiliate director of Minnesota Project Lead the Way. Dr. Jim Nicholson, Chuck Hentges, and Mark Schroll are university professors for the program. They teach the summer training course and provide technical support to the teachers and school districts.

The Technology Education pre-service program provides opportunities for graduates to be certified in several Project Lead the Way courses.

2018 Summer Training

Aug. 6

The first meeting of each class is in Brown Hall 108.

  • Design and Modeling
  • Engineering Design and Development
  • Biomedical Innovations
  • Medical Interventions
  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Medical Detectives

Aug. 8

The first meeting of each class is in Brown Hall 108.

  • Launch Teacher training

Aug. 13

The first meeting of each class is in Brown Hall 108.

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Computer Science for Innovators and Makers

Park is in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp. We will give you a voucher at registration.  Parking is $12 per day.

You can also park west of Fifth Avenue on the street at no cost.

Where to stay

Choose from two hotels. They are located about a mile west of campus, near the intersection of Minnesota Highway 15 and Third Street N., St. Cloud. 

The hotel includes free breakfast. We provide lunch.

Graduate Credit

To earn graduate credit:

University Credit for High School Students

High school students can earn university credits for completing high school Project Lead the Way courses. The cost is $100 for three semester credits.

Download the application as a MS Word document:

The deadline for processing applications:

  • May 1: Credits will be processed for spring semester at St. Cloud State (grades available mid-May)
  • Aug. 1: Credits will be processed for summer semester at St. Cloud State (grades available mid-August)
  • Dec. 1: Credits will be processed for fall semester at St. Cloud State (grades available mid-December)

Transcripts and Transfers

Office of Records and Registration provides information on transcripts and transfer of credits to other schools.

Minnesota Project Lead the Way Professional Development Conference

There is no conference planned for 2018.

We have worked with Minnesota Technology and Engineering Association to provide content related to PLTW at their conference in September.