Programs & Services

Since 1976, Metro ECSU has been helping schools and school districts, local governments and other nonprofits fulfill their missions by delivering high quality services while reducing costs through collaboration.


Metro ECSU delivers quality resources and services into the hands of our partners through a variety of programs and services with an emphasis on professional development and special education. You can access the programs by clicking the top navigation drop-down menu or the information below.

E-12 Professional Development

We offer a variety of regional workshops providing the opportunity to learn with educators from other schools and districts around the region. For more information go to the E-12 Professional Development page.

Special Education

Finding creative, cost-effective approaches to help students with disabilities is the goal of these special education programs housed at Metro ECSU. For moreinformation go to the Special Education page.

Administrative Services

Metro ECSU provides administration of grants and contracts, project management, and multi-organization program coordination services to its members. For more information go to the Administrative Services page.

Para Pro Assessment Exam

Metro ECSU, through a joint venture with Educational Testing Service (ETS), is pleased to be named as an exam administration site for the ParaPro Assessment Examination. For more information go to the Para Pro Assessment Exam page.

Conference Room Rental

We offer state-of-the-art conference room rental services to both members and non-members. For more information go to the Room Rental page.

Environmental Health & Safety

Metro ECSU's Health & Safety/Building Management Assistance Program provides on-site management assistance services to school districts by assisting districts. For more information go to the Health & Safety page.

Metro ECSU Publications

Our publications are distribute throughout the year such us Annual Class Studies, Compoiste Calendar for all Districts and edNews. For more information go to the Metro ECSU Publications page.

Metropolitan Education Leaders Network

Formerly Metropolitan Principals’ Academy (MPA), since 1984 we have provided cutting edge trainings to help leaders in education stay current with the rapidly evolving issues and resources in education today. For more information go to the MELN page.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

PBIS is a broad range of systematic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior. For more information go to the PBIS page.

Math Science Partnership

Metro ECSU has partnered with IntermediateDistrict 287, Northeast, Metro Intermediate District 916, University of Minnesota, Hamline University, Normandale Community College, and SciMath MN  to create the Region 11 Math and Science Teacher Center. For more information go to the MSTP page.

Success Beyond the Classroom

SBC reaches 10,000+ students and their teachers every year. Through SBC, a nonprofit organization, students discover how learning in school links to success in the world beyond.For more information go to the SBC page.

Metro ECSU Online Registration

View all listings and events offered by Metro ECSU and register at our Event Calendar page.

Event Calendar & Registration

Cooperative Purchasing Services

A wide variety of products are available with our program, the Cooperative Purchasing Connection. Vendor contracts are established through a formal bid process conducted by Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC).

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MELN District Membership
(formerly MPA)

This membership enables sites or districts to identify school leaders who will participate in the Site/District Membership Plan components.

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