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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.


Center for Faculty Development

We provide resources and services to support Metro 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.

Instructional Support Group

The Instructional Support Group offers support for the design of courses, leveraging your design choices within the learning management system, and mentorship.

Student Directed Learning Office

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