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NEW college credit courses at South High

Earn both high school and free college credit (through Minneapolis Community & Techical College) by taking courses in the Educators Pathway Program or the Native American Studies Certificate Pathway Program. 

Who may apply: Students who will be 11th and 12th graders in the 2019-20 school year.

How to Apply:  Contact Renee Magney in the counseling office 247B to add new courses. 

Why take this course: You will save money and time by earning 3 college credits for FREE, now during high school!

Educators Pathway Program Courses

Fall 2019 - MCTC EDUC 1500: Introduction to Urban Education (3cr)
This course gives prospective educator's perspective on the rewards and challenges of teaching. You will discuss a historical survey of schooling and educational philosophies in the United States. You will discuss current issues facing students, teachers, schools, districts and communities. You will learn strategies for working with and engaging families and communities. You will be expected to critically observe and participate in K-12 schools and community life for at least 30 hours outside of the course time as a requirement for successfully completing the course.

Spring 2020 - MCTC EDUC 1170: Tutoring Students in Urban Contexts (3 cr) (Pre req is EDUC 1500)
This course examines best practices for tutoring urban students in elementary, middle and secondary school settings. You will participate in intensive tutor training and tutor K-12 students. In order to complete this course, you must be able to complete 50-80 hours of tutoring during the semester. Minneapolis Public Schools will arrange the tutoring hours within the school day at a partnering MPS school. Must be taken A-F.

Native American Studies Certificate Pathway Program Courses

Spring 2020 - MCTC - AMIS 1000: Native America Past & Present (3 cr)
This class focuses on the historical and contemporary cultures and issues of American Indians on this continent with special focus on Minnesota. You will learn about the earliest cultures in America, clashes with European contact, resistance movements, and legislation and policies. There will be special emphasis on the Ojibwe and Dakota nations. You will also learn about cultural contributions (such as music, literature, agriculture, dance and spirituality) and contemporary issues within Native America. You will develop critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills and apply these skills to specific course content. You will be given opportunities for civic engagement within the local Native American community.