ETC Frequently Asked Questions

1.  How do online courses work?

  • You’ll receive a password to access the course via the Internet, where you will open your lessons.
  • You’ll work on the course when you have time each day, instead of having to login at a certain time.
  • Your assignments will include readings, writing reports, formulating reactions, and participating in online discussions with fellow students.


2. Can I take courses in the program prior to the officially registering for the ETC program?

Yes, you can take some courses prior to registering for the ETC program, but courses more than a couple of years old might not be accepted once you register since technology rapidly changes. Check with the program director for specifics.


3. Do any courses in the ETC program also count toward the MLC Master of Science in Education degree program?

The EDT5001 Enhancing the Curriculum with Technology course is also a course in the MLC Masters Degree in Education program. Currently, that is the only identical course between the two programs.
While EDU9501 Teaching Online and EDU9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses are similar to EDT5005 Teaching Online and EDT5006 Designing and Constructing Online Courses in the graduate program, they are not identical. The graduate program courses require additional course work, and students must meet higher standards.
Students may take the graduate courses EDT5005 and EDT5006 and have them count in both the graduate program and the ETC program. However, students may not take non-graduate level courses EDT9501 and EDT9502 have them count in the graduate program.


If you have additional questions, please contact:
Dr. James Grunwald
ETC Program Director
1995 Luther Court
New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 354-8221 ext. 349