Graduate credit for ongoing professional learning through the eMINTS National Center is available 2 ways:

  • Participating in one of the Comprehensive Signature eMINTS Programs (covered here)
  • Enrolling the eligible online learning courses through eLearning (more information available at eLearning Graduate Credit)

Participants in the Comprehensive eMINTS Programs have the option to earn graduate credit at select institutions. Graduate credit can be part of a plan of advanced study towards:

  • Master’s or Specialist degrees in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies:University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Master of Science Degree in Educational Technology: Central Missouri State University
  • Master of Education in Teaching and Technology: William Woods University

Requirements include:

  • Following the registration procedures with both eMINTS and the institution
  • Attending all sessions (unless excused)
  • Constructively participating in sessions and online discussion boards
  • Meeting all syllabus requirements; including assignment submission requirements
  • If you must drop a course, contact your institutional representative  and an eMINTs staff member immediately.

All eMINTS graduate credit courses are offered at a reduced rate. The same syllabus is used regardless of the institution chosen. Participants may enroll in one or both semesters of graduate credit.

View syllabus by eMINTS program Fall credit hours Winter/Spring credit hours Total hours available
Comprehensive PD (year 1) 3 3 6
Comprehensive PD (year 2) 2 3 5

You must follow all guidelines and procedures specific to the institution in which you choose to enroll. Note that each institution’s procedures, requirements and deadlines are unique.

University of Missouri-Columbia

The University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC) will allow up to 12 hours of eMINTS graduate credit earned through UMC to be applied to online master’s or specialist degrees in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) at UMC. It is not required to be admitted into a degree program prior to enrolling in graduate credit. Both the Master’s degree and the Educational Specialist degree are fully online and available to educators across the U.S.

For more information about UMC degrees, contact the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies or call toll-free (877) 747-5868.

Central Missouri State University

CMSU offers a Master of Science Degree in Educational Technology. Up to nine hours of graduate credit earned for eMINTS training may transfer into this program reducing the course load to 23 hours. Of the 8 remaining courses, 4 are online and 4 are face-to-face in Lee’s Summit or Warrensburg making this degree option avaialbe to those who can attend face to face sessions.

For more information about CMSU’s Master’s degree,  call (660) 543-8636.

William Woods University

William Woods University offers a Master of Education in Teaching and Technology program. Certified eMINTS teachers can apply up to nine credit hours to this M.Ed., based on their program and level of certification. Fees of $100/credit apply to credentialed learning credits.

For more details about WWU’s M.Ed. visit the WWU course catalog.

Request more infomation from WWU.

More Information

For answers to questions about eMINTS graduate credit, contact Lorie Kaplan, eMINTS Executive Director, at or (573) 884-7202.