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Clock Hours & Graduate-Level Credit

Clock Hour Certification

Participants can earn certificates for up to 30 Clock Hours of Continuing Professional Education for full attendance at any of the week-long CARLA summer institutes, or up to 6 clock hours/day for the two- and three-day programs. These are awarded on the last day of the institute.

Graduate-Level Credit Options

Most of the CARLA summer institutes are available for 2 semester graduate-level credits (except for TTLO which 3 cr) at an additional cost through the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) or College of Liberal Arts (CLA).


International participants are currently not eligible to enroll for credit because of INS regulations, unless they are matriculated into a University program.

Institutes for language teachers offering graduate-level credit registration:

  • Culture as the Core (CI 5621)–CEHD
  • Growing Learning Language (CI 5622)–CEHD
  • Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction (CI 5623)–CEHD
  • Content-Based Language Instruction (CI 5624)–CEHD
  • Developing Assessments (CI 5625)–CEHD
  • Using the Web-online course (LgTT 5710)–CLA
  • Using Authentic Materials (CI 5608 sec. 4)-CEHD
  • Using Technology in Second Language Teaching (LgTT 5110)–CLA
  • Creativity in the Classroom (CI 5608 sec. 5)–CEHD
  • Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social Justice (CI 5608 sec. 2)–CEHD
  • Teaching Heritage Languages and Learners (CI 560 sec. 1)–CEHD
  • Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (CI 5608 sec.6)–CEHD

Institutes for immersion educators offering graduate-level credit registration:

  • Immersion 101 (CI 5673)–CEHD
  • Vers une approche intégrée en immersion (CI 5608 sec. 3)–CEHD

Tuition & Fees for Graduate-Level Credit

Tuition and fees for graduate-level credits depends on whether you are a University of Minnesota degree-seeking/certificate student or a non-degree-seeking (not matriculated in a U of MN program) participant who wishes to take the institute for credit.

Non-Degree-Seeking Students:

Cost: For those not enrolled in degree programs at the University of Minnesota, the tuition cost is $677 per credit, PLUS approximately $100 in registration fees for two credits. The cost of tuition and fees is in addition to the initial registration cost through CARLA (varies between $350-$500).

See a chart of tuition and fees for non-degree-seeking students or refer to the University's OneStop website for more complete information.

Note: Non-degree-seeking students who are accepted to the following UM certificate programs are eligible for a discount on their initial registration cost!

U of MN Degree-Seeking or Certificate Students:

Cost: A discount on the initial, non-credit registration cost is offered to students who will register for credit AND are currently enrolled in a University of Minnesota degree-seeking program or the certificate programs listed above. To pay this discounted rate ($150; or $200 for an immersion institute and the TTLO), registrants must indicate their U of MN student ID# on the registration form.

Credit Registration Process:

The process for registering for graduate-level credit depends on your status at the University of Minnesota. See the CARLA Summer Institute registration page for details.




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