News Release

Undergraduate Cohort Collaborative Effort with WETCC

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Friday, September 23, 2016

The University of Minnesota Crookston and White Earth Tribal and Community College will offer an undergraduate cohort in early childhood education and elementary education at White Earth Tribal and Community College in Mahnomen, Minn. A formal signing of a Memorandum of signing agreementUnderstanding took place on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at White Earth Tribal and Community College.

Classes, which will run weekly in the evenings for six weeks for a total of six credits in the fall and again in the spring. There are 15 students in the cohort with 11 starting instruction on October 1.signing group

The opportunity for an undergraduate cohort is designed to further educate and train adults who are interested in furthering their education without leaving their home or place of work and fits the land grant mission of the University of Minnesota. This collaborative effort between the University of Minnesota Crookston Office of Admissions and Liberal Arts and Education Department and White Earth Tribal and Community College will provide a learning environment that meets the needs of the students and encourages the pursuit of baccalaureate degrees in early childhood education and elementary education. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 218-281-8569.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

PHOTOS: Top, left, WETCC Interim President Tracy Clark and Chancellor Fred Wood sign a Memorandum of Understanding during Thursday's ceremony at WETC

Bottom, right, (left to right in photo): U of M Crookston Chancellor Fred Wood; students Lisa Christensen, Amber Fox, and Lorraine Lufkins; WETCC Interim President Tracy Clark.


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations