The School of Teaching and Learning is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and provides a comprehensive curriculum that spans early childhood, elementary, K-12 and special education to prepare students with high-quality teaching skills and solid grounding in their chosen discipline.
Through intensive, hands-on learning, students discover where their teaching passion lies, participate in field experiences, interact with children in local elementary schools, and receive mentorship from outstanding faculty and area teachers. Local partnerships with area schools offer a wealth of immersive classroom experience and outstanding student-teaching opportunities for advanced professional development. Graduates of the program are competitive applicants for teaching positions and excel in a variety of teaching disciplines.
Dr. David Tack, School of Teaching and Learning, spent June 16-20 helping lead professional development with 120 teachers at the “Come Together” conference in the Detroit Lakes public schools. The week was spent on analyzing curriculum to create Essential Learning Outcomes, create formative assessment, and Understanding by Design (on which Dr. Tack presented).
Dr. Mary Dosch, Dr. Valerie Ritland and 23 education majors are leaving to Finland this weekend for a two-week study abroad tour (May 3rd-16th). All of the students will be conducting research and participating in a seven-day program through the University of Helsinki to get an in-depth understanding of the Finnish school system. Finnish P-12 [...]
John Benson, a geographer in the School of Teaching and Learning and the son of missionaries, presented a paper at the Annual Association of American Geographers conference in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, April 9. The paper was titled, “Faith of Our Fathers Living Still?: A Comparison of the Religious Development of Children of Missionaries to [...]
KFGO article. FARGO (KFGO-AM) — A fourth grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School is Fargo’s teacher of the year. Wendy O’Meara was honored during a ceremony at the school. O’Meara’s selection was heavily based on a large number of letters from parents, colleagues and administrators. O’Meara has taught in the school district since 1989. She [...]
Katie Shorma, Elementary Education and Spanish Major