Developmental Education

What is Developmental Education?

Developmental education serves as the critical bridge between the academic readiness gap of new students and the skills they need to be successful in college-level gateway courses and academic programs.

The colleges and universities of Minnesota State offer developmental education to support the success of students by delivering pre-collegiate courses in reading, writing, and mathematics and by providing a variety of optional and/or mandatory student support services.

Developmental Education Reform

Minnesota State has engaged in developmental education reform efforts to support our campus' developmental education curriculum acceleration and programming efforts to eliminate disparities across student populations.

These efforts also include the math pathways project, modeled after national research supporting full-scale corequisite developmental education implementation and increased access to college gateway coursework.

Building upon these efforts and evolution of the work, Minnesota State has researched and planned for a full-scale corequisite model implementation for developmental education coursework in English, reading, and mathematics by 2027.

A Steering Committee, comprised of Minnesota State students, faculty, staff, and administrators, has been identified and is coordinating the Developmental Education Reform.

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Anthony Miller
System Director for P20 and Student Success

Matt Dempsey
Vice President for Minnesota State Faculty Association

Agendas and Minutes

Minnesota State faculty and staff can find meeting materials on the Developmental Education page of ASA Connect.

Minnesota State faculty and staff can learn more on the Developmental Education page of ASA Connect. (Sign in using