Returning Student Education & Staff Ministry Registration Process & Tips

2022-23 Registration Process and Tips

Education Academic Dean and Records Office
March 14, 2022


The following is a concise schedule of course registration dates:

Wednesday, March 16 Flex period meeting with advisors.    
March 17-March 28 Preliminary schedule available to students. Students report any problems to the deans. Any scheduling changes and updates will be posted on the Portal.
March 21-April 8 Students meet with advisors for approval of schedules.
Monday, April 11 Rising seniors and fifth years register (check date and time on Portal)
Tuesday, April 12 Rising juniors register (check date and time on Portal)
Wednesday, April 13 Rising sophomores register (check date and time on Portal)
Tips for 2022-23

1. Follow the program plans located on MLC website and read the information posted there.

If your program plan has changed over the course of your stay at MLC and you don’t understand how the course requirements have changed, please consult with Dean Clemons.

2. Courses that are offered in both semesters can be taken either semester. These appear in red type on the program plan. For example, BHL III and Doctrine I can be switched; the elementary education language arts block can be taken either semester, but must stay together as a block. Some classes may be taken in a different year than the program plan if prerequisites are met.

3. Remember to allow for the Wednesday flex period in your schedule. Students should focus on more courses in their schedule for Tuesday and Thursday. The master schedule has tried to accommodate this need. Also, whenever possible, students should avoid scheduling class both 5th and 6th period on Wednesdays to help overcome the excuse of missing flex period events due to cafeteria hours.

4. The number of minimum credits for graduation is 130 credits for a single major. Check program plans and note different totals required for various majors.

5. The maximum academic load per semester is 18 credits. You may audit additional courses, but the total number of credits and audit hours together may not exceed 21 credits. This policy applies to all students. Some program plans call for summer course work. Overloading is not an acceptable way to avoid summer work. Appeals must be submitted to the Vice President for Academics.

6. Other than music majors, secondary-only majors do not need keyboard or a vocal course; staff ministry-only majors do not need keyboard. Elementary majors are required to take two credits of choir and/or vocal training and three credits of keyboard. See your advisor or program plan for specific information.

7. The course status tab under scheduling often lists notes that will help you select the correct course. For example, students may not take HIS3010 U.S. History Since 1945 or ENG3310 Interpersonal Communication until they have reached junior standing. Prerequisites are also listed there.

8. Registration procedures for Piano, Organ, Voice and Instrumental Lessons
Schedule section 01 of the appropriate course(s) you plan to take through schedule planner.

• After registration is over, you will be scheduled with the same instructor you had previously.
• If you have not taken any of these courses before, you will be assigned an instructor. If you have an instructor preference, email Mrs. Wyffels in the Music Center.

9. The Records Office will schedule all Early Field Experiences and Individual Field Experience during the Field Experience Interim.

10. Students who have been approved for student teaching will have their student teaching courses scheduled for them. (If you have applied for student teaching but have a financial hold, you will not be scheduled until you have met your financial obligations.) Your advisor will approve your schedule.

11. A page from the 2022-23 Student Teaching Bulletin is directly below. It shows the eligibility requirements for student teaching. Only students who have taken the required courses will be approved for student teaching.

Student Teaching Application Bulletin 2022-23 page.pdf

12. PED1205/1206 First Aid is not considered an activity course. It does not fulfill the Gen Ed Physical Education requirements or the additional required semester of 2 activities for Education majors. It may be taken as a free elective. Physical education majors, physical education minors, and coaching minors are required to take this course as part of their program but it does not count as one of their required activity courses.

13. All education students pursuing a licensed minor, that is one that leads to grades 5-8 Minnesota license endorsements in grades 5-8, K-8, or K-12, must student teach that particular licensure field in 7th and/or 8th grades during Student Teaching II. Please opt for the corresponding course: EDU427X/Student Teaching (subject matter) in Middle School.

14. The ECE major does not include a subject matter minor. ECE majors must take EDU3407 Early Childhood Education Clinical in the semester that they take EDU3109 Preprimary Curriculum.

15. General Education requirements can be found on the MLC website at

Menus exist for Literature, Fine Arts, Intercultural, Mathematics, and Science (see General Education link above). Some courses allow students to fulfill two requirements at once, meaning you can fulfill a general education requirement along with a course required in your major. (The 130 total credit minimum still applies.) Examples of this would be a music major taking one of the music history courses for the Fine Arts Elective or a Communication Arts and Literature major taking American Minority Writers for the Intercultural Elective. Some menu offerings fulfill licensure requirements; they are noted with an asterisk. Elect courses that fulfill licensure requirements. If you do not you will be adding credits to your program, most likely lengthening your college career.

Education students who need to fulfill the Intercultural Elective can fulfill the requirement by taking a course from the Intercultural Licensure Menu.

16. Math Changes

• MTH1012 Organizational and Personal Finance (3 cr). replaces MTH1011 Mathematics: A Human Endeavor (3 cr)
• MTH2004 Math for Educators I (2 cr) and MTH2005 Math for Educators II (2 cr). replace MTH2003 Elements of Math (3 cr)
• EDU3247 Teaching Math Pre-K – 8 (1 cr). replaces EDU3246 Teaching Math Pre-K – 8 (2 cr)

Updated General Ed Math Menu:
• MTH1012 Organizational & Personal Finance
• MTH2010 Calculus I
• MTH2020 Elementary Statistics
• MTH2022 Discrete Mathematics

For education students whose program plans include MTH2003 and EDU3246:
• Any student who has already taken MTH2003 Elements of Math does not also need to take MTH2004 and/or MTH2005.
• Any student who has already taken EDU3246 (2 cr) does not also need to take EDU3247 (1 cr).

Any student who has not yet taken MTH2003 Elements of Math:
• ECE single majors are required to take MTH2004 Math for Educators I (2 cr) only.
• Math single majors are required to take MTH2005 Math for Educators II(2 cr) only.
• The Science single major math elective menus contain MTH2005 Math for Educators II (2 cr) only.
• Elementary majors are required to take both MTH2004 and MTH2005. These courses can be taken in either order and do not need to be taken concurrently.
• Any student who has not yet taken EDU3246 (2 cr) will take EDU3247 (1 cr) instead.


17. Social Studies majors and minors:  Some courses are being phased out.  Here are some guidelines:

• If you have not yet taken HIS3025 American Scene, you must now take HIS2001 US History I instead.  (HIS2001 US History I is available beginning in spring 2023.)
• If you have not yet taken HIS3024 US Government, you must take it in Spring 2023.
• If you have not yet taken SSC3202 Economics, you must take it in Fall 2022.
• If you have already taken HIS3025 American Scene, then do not take HIS2001 US History I in the future.

18. For ECE, secondary, and staff ministry majors or double majors, it is vital to get courses specific to that major in the years suggested on the program plans. Some courses are only offered every other year. Check the 5-year plan to schedule those courses for your entire program. If you do not follow the program plan, you may extend your stay at MLC. If a course you need for your program is filled, please contact the Records Office.

19. Further directions from the Records Office can be found on the MLC Portal schedule planner. Changes made to the master schedule in the first week will be posted on Portal.

20. If you have any questions about your program or program plans, please contact your advisor or the Dean’s Office. If you have any questions about scheduling, please contact the Records Office.