Chances are you’re an instructor who came straight from industry into education and you may not have been given the right tools to start teaching. Now we’re not talking about torque wrenches, we’re talking about pedagogy, about how you teach and the methods surrounding it.
Chances are you have industry certifications that helped you rise up the pay scale with your last employer but they aren’t helping you get paid more in education. But what can you do?
You’re already a master tech,
now it’s time to become a master teacher.
Earn your bachelor’s degree and more at St. Cloud State University.
It’s a lot of work to go back to school and work full-time but we think the benefits are worth it.
- Earn your degree alongside your peers
- This program focuses on applied learning, not theory
- Hybrid and asynchronous course opportunities
- Learn how to better support your students learning
- Advance columns on the MSCF pay scale
- You can use your tuition waiver benefits from MSCF
You can earn your bachelor’s degree at St. Cloud State University in Elective Studies with an emphasis in transportation technology.
120 credits are needed for the bachelor’s degree
- 40 general education credits (MnTC goal areas)
- You can take these at your own institution if you prefer and transfer them in
- 40 upper division credits
- 30 credits must be from SCSU for residency requirements
The summer cohort is launching in 2024 and will include 2 hybrid courses. These courses will include online pre-work, an in-person 3 day workshop in St. Cloud, and online post-work. There will be required summer courses each year that will focus on things you can take back to the classroom with you for your fall classes. More information on this is in the next section.
Fall and Spring Classes
These courses will be 100% online asynchronous so you can work at your own pace. You can expect 2 courses to be offered each semester with assignments geared towards transportation.
The summer cohort is launching in 2024 and will include 2 hybrid courses. These courses will include online pre-work, an in-person 3 day workshop in St. Cloud, and online post-work. There will be required summer courses each year that will focus on things you can take back to the classroom with you for your fall classes. The tentative Summer ’24 Classes include:
Instructional Strategies in the Transportation Classroom
Instructional strategies in transportation technology education, learning theories, approaches and delivery systems, evaluation and assessment, and planning laboratory facilities.
Transportation Methods Curriculum
Transportation technology education, history, and philosophy, selection of content, curriculum development, developing classroom activities, and professionalism in transportation technology education.
If you’re interested in joining, please contact Chuck Hentges at St. Cloud State University.
Email: [email protected]
The deadline to join the cohort is January 1st, 2024.
The MSCF union has great tuition waiver benefits!
As a member of the union, you get 24 credits to use each school year.
Information on the tuition waiver is located in the contract under Article 24: Miscellaneous Provisions, Section 3. You can view the current union contract here: https://www.mscfmn.org/mscf-contracts
This information is based on the 2021-2023 MSCF contract. You can view the current union contract here: https://www.mscfmn.org/mscf-contracts
2022 MSCF Pay Scale
Column Education Requirements for Movement
All faculty members who do not possess the academic credentials described below shall be placed on Column I.
Bachelor’s degree or one hundred twenty (120) undergraduate semester credits.
Master’s degree in the credential field, or a master’s degree with fifteen (15) graduate semester credits (twenty-three (23) graduate quarter credits) in the credential field, or bachelor’s degree with twenty-four (24) graduate semester credits (thirty-six (36) graduate quarter credits) in the credential field.
Master’s or doctoral degree with thirty (30) graduate semester credits (forty-five (45) graduate quarter credits) in the credential field.
Master’s or doctoral degree with forty-five (45) graduate semester credits (sixty-eight (68) graduate quarter credits) in the credential field.
What are my next steps?
If you’re interested in joining the summer of ’24 cohort, please get in touch with Chuck Hentges at SCSU. Have any transcripts you may have handy!
Dr. Charles Hentges Ed.D
St. Cloud State University
*Deadline to join the cohort is January 1st, 2024