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.
The Technology Education pre-service program provides opportunities for graduates to be certified in several Project Lead the Way courses.
High school students can earn university credits for completing high school Project Lead the Way courses. The cost is $100 for three semester credits.
For non-St. Cloud State University students: Once the credit has been processed - the student will need to request a transcript to transfer the credit to their school. The program the student enrolls in will determine how the credits will be counted in the program. Credits are non-refundable.
Generally, credits will be counted as university electives. All credits will be listed as ETS199 with a different section for each PLTW class. Course content and syllabi are found on the PLTW website - look under programs.
St. Cloud State University will accept the Biomedical Courses at BIOL103 for the first course and BIOL104 for the second course completed in high school. - A Liberal Education Goal Area course for student enrolling at St. Cloud State. Contact the biology department for the course substitution once enrolled.
Students attending St. Cloud State University should talk to their advisor about counting the credits in a program.
For the 2022-2023 school year, a grade of B- or better (80%) or a End of Course Exam score of "Accomplished" is required.
The application for college credit is now online and payment is via credit card:
Registration occurs during the current fiscal year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) and does not coincide with the dates you took the class. Remember: your registration is not for a class but for college credit.
The deadline for processing applications:
Office of Records and Registration provides information on transcripts and transfer of credits to other schools. Transcripts can be ordered at: Transcripts in Student Registration
Courses are awarded a grade of "S". This can not be changed. Most school will accept the "S" but some will ask for more information. Have them contact Kurt Helgeson at firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens after I register?
St. Cloud State University is proud to partner with Project Lead The Way to develop a program to allow for earning graduate credit for taking and leading PLTW Professional Development Trainings. This credit is available regardless of where the training is hosted, including the online training run through PLTW.
Registering for credits:
There are 2 options for registering for credits at St. Cloud State University. Your long range plan will determine which is most appropriate.
For the graduate courses associated with the PLTW training (for both non-degree and degree seeking students), we have arranged for a special rate of $500 for 3 semester credits. This rate only applies to the PLTW graduate credits. All other graduate courses are at the normal rate. Here is a link to tuition costs: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/srfs/finances/cost-of-attendance.aspx#Graduate-Costs
Additional PLTW information can be found at: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/ets/workshops.aspx
For more information or questions, please contact:
Department of Environmental & Technological Studies
320-308-3127 – office
320-420-2662 – cell