Pathway to 18 Concurrent Enrollment Credentialing

With the recent updates to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Minimum Faculty Qualifications, many concurrent enrollment instructors will be required to pursue additional discipline specific graduate level credits. Minnesota State University, Mankato offers a number of graduate courses, including 100% online courses that will allow instructors to meet HLC minimum qualifications.

  • Prior to registering for your course you should check the availability of the course. Online availability varies semester to semester.  
  • Reviewing courses with the institution you are currently teaching concurrent enrollment through is recommended prior to registering.

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Course Offerings for Fall 2023

Below you'll find course offerings for the fall 2023 semester. These courses have been approved for concurrent enrollment instructors. View complete listing of approved courses.

Communication Studies
Course # Title Credits
CMST 545 Conflict Management 3
CMST 550 Speech-Debate: Pedagogy 1-3
CMST 552 Speech-Debate: Advanced Debate 1-3
CMST 600 Communication Theory 3
CMST 611 Qualitative Research Methods 3
Course # Title Credits
ENG 571 Visual Technical Communication 3
ENG 575 Editing Technical Publications 3
ENG 583 Writing About Health and Medicine 3
ENG 606 British Literary History and Criticism 3
ENG 607 American Literary History and Criticism 3
ENG 618 Seminar: Multicultural American Literature 3
ENG 625 Seminar: Composition Theory 3
ENG 644 Poetry Workshop 3
ENG 651 Intro to Grad Research 3
ENG 675 Technical Communication for STEM Prof. 3
Course # Title Credits
HIST 537 African History to 1800 4
HIST 538 Modern Africa 4
HIST 541 Colonial Latin America 4
Political Science    
Course # Title Credits
POL 536 International Political Economy 3
POL 545 Asian Pacific Rim:  Politics and Policy 3
Course # Title Credits
PSYC 515 Human Memory 4
PSYC 533 Child Psychology 4
PSYC 566 Psychology of Aging 4
PSYC 680 Portfolio 1-4
Course #
Title Credits
SOC 563 Social Stratification




Course # Title


SPAN 502 Philosophical Literature of the 20th Century


SPAN 631 Writing Workshop in the Professions


SPAN 655 Workshop on Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics