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Center for Educational Innovation

Rockets on a Chalkboard in flight

The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) brings together the Center for Faculty Development, the Instructional Support Team, and the College in Prison Program.

CEI is closely associated with the College of Individualized Studies, which sustains the university’s legacy academic program in which student design their own major featuring the use of non-classroom learning in a competence-based framework.

Student-directed Learning Options

Helps students with achieving college credit for prior learning, as well as finding strategies for earning credit in a topic of their choice.


Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence

Brings the most wanted IT skills and up-to-date technologies to the forefront of what our schools teach and our students learn.

Center for Online Learning

The Center for Online Learning offers support for the learning management system, the design of online courses, and the use of technology.

Center for Faculty Development

We provide resources and services to support Metropolitan State's resident and community faculty and staff in realizing the University's mission, vision and values.

Credit for Prior Learning Assessment Network

C-PLAN is a Minnesota State collaborative supporting 30 colleges and seven universities in credit for prior learning (CPL) implementation.

Student Directed Learning Office

Information about learning options such as getting credit for prior learning, student designed independent studies and student-directed learning strategies.

College in Prison Program

Enrolls students at MCF-Stillwater in a full-time bachelor of arts (BA) degree pathway in Individual Studies.