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School of Teaching & Learning

  • The School of Teaching and Learning is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and provides a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum that spans early childhood, elementary, secondary and special education to prepare you with high-quality teaching skills and solid grounding in your chosen discipline.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM School of Teaching & Learning Degree
    The Early Education Center located on MSUM’s campus is a great way to experience an early education environment just steps away from your classrooms. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with children ages 16 months to 5 years old as they explore and learn about themselves and participate in activities designed to promote their emotional, social and physical growth.
    MSUM’s School of Teaching and Learning is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In addition, the Minnesota Board of Teaching approves all teacher education licensure programs at MSUM.
    Several courses needed to complete Special Education licensure requirements are offered online and during summer sessions, making it possible to complete requirements in a timely manner.
    You’ll spend more than 200 hours observing and teaching in classrooms during your practicum experiences, allowing you to learn firsthand what a career in education involves.
    MSUM education graduates boast 100 percent career related placement.
    The education learning community gives you the opportunity to live and learn with other first-year education majors.
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    Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    MSU Moorhead is committed to providing you exceptional field experience beginning at the start of your education and continuing until graduation.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    MSUM School of Teaching & Learning graduates enjoy 100 percent related job placement.
  • School of Teaching & Learning News & Events
    • Ice Cream Social for Coleen Roller
      Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Lommen 104 Everyone is invited to attend the Ice Cream Social and celebration for Coleen Roller on September 19 from 2:30-4 p.m. in Lommen 104. Coleen has been a faithful employee for well over 30 years and has had a significant impact on the preschool children she taught […]
    • Visiting Scholar Series: Dr. Sara Langworthy
      Friday, Sept. 15 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | CMU Ballroom The College of Education and Human Services Visiting Scholar Committee will be hosting Visiting Scholar, Dr. Sara Langworthy on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. She will talk on Bridging the Relationship Gap: Becoming an Ally for Children Facing […]
    • Gillett, Pierson Ellingson’s article published in The Reading Teacher
      Erin Gillett, School of Teaching and Learning, and her colleague Susan Pierson Ellingson, Concordia College Department of Education, have published an article in the September/October issue of The Reading Teacher, a peer-reviewed journal of the International Literacy Association. Their article is titled, “How Will I KNow What My Students Need? Preparing Preservice Teachers to Use […]
    • Tom and Keri DeSutter’s paper accepted for publication
      Tom DeSutter, School of Natural Resource Sciences (NDSU), and Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning (MSUM), had a paper titled “A unique approach to teaching co-listed science courses: ’40 Chances’ for improved graduate student education” accepted for publication in Natural Sciences Education.
    • Dr. Mike Coquyt publishes book, ‘Growing Leaders Within: A Process toward Teacher Leadership’
      Dr. Mike Coquyt, Educational Leadership Graduate Program, STL, co-authored a book Growing Leaders Within: A Process toward Teacher Leadership, along with Dr. Brian Creasman. Creasman is an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. This is the second book published by Dr. Coquyt and Dr. Creasman dealing with the topic of Teacher Leadership. Their […]
    • School of Teaching and Learning faculty attend, present at NAEYC Professional Learning Institute
      Layna Cole, Marilyn Labrensz, and Erin Gillett attended the NAEYC Professional Learning Institute in San Francisco, June 11-14. While there, they presented a paper and a poster at the meeting of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Their paper, Community-Based Professional Development: Crossing Boundaries to New Territories, described our three-year process of establishing […]
    • Drs. Dosch, Paul lead study abroad course in Dominican Republic
      Dr. Mary Dosch, Psychology, and Dr. David Paul, Counseling and Student Affairs, recently returned from co-teaching a 12 day study abroad course to the Dominican Republic. This intercultural, interdisciplinary tour included graduate and undergraduate students from Counseling and Student Affairs, Anthropology, Social Work, Speech Language Hearing and Education.  The course included 35 hours of direct […]
    • Dr. Bradbury presents at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
      Dr. Boyd Bradbury presented recently at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Dr. Bradbury’s presentation was entitled An Analysis of Pedagogical Dissonance and Resilience Experienced by Teacher Candidates on Foreign Soil.
    • Bradbury earns additional QM Certification for course design
      Dr. Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching & Learning, earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 701 Introduction to Advanced Scholarship and Leadership. This is Dr. Bradbury’s seventh course to earn QM Certification. QM reviews are a rigorous peer review process, recognized at both the state and national levels. Congratulations to Dr. Bradbury on […]
    • Coquyt, Bradbury earn QM Certification for course design
      Dr. Michael Coquyt, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 690 Teacher Leadership. Dr. Boyd Bradbury, also of the School of Teaching & Learning, earned Quality Matters Certification for his online course: ED 793 Higher Education Administration. QM reviews are a rigorous peer review process, recognized at […]
    • Equal Education for all? Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline
      Thursday, April 20 | 7 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorum  Panel Discussion  “The school-to-prison pipeline disproportionately places students of color, including those who identify as LGBTQ, have disabilities, and/or are English Language Learners, into the criminal justice system for minor school infractions and disciplinary matters, subjecting them to harsher punishments than their white peers for the same […]
    • Grineski published in ‘Country School Journal’
      Retired MSUM faculty member Steve Grineski recently had an article published about the MSTC and MSC Rural Teacher Education program in “Country School Journal.” The article featured a case study about Marion Gee, a woman who went through the program and then taught in the college’s affiliated rural school program. The article, titled, “Learning to Teach […]
    • Study in Tanzania this summer, earn undergraduate or graduate-level credits
      ANTH 490/STL 490/590 Health, Education, and Environment in Tanzania Today will be a unique immersive, experiential educational opportunity focused on the challenges of delivering basic healthcare and education to the diverse population of a rapidly developing nation.This program is open to students of all majors. Tentative dates are June 4-24, 2017. Information sessions will be […]
    • 3 MSUM alumnae named Fargo Public Schools District elementary school principals
      Three MSUM alumnae were named elementary school principals in the Fargo Public Schools District for the upcoming school year. Congratulations to Cathy Selberg, Karrie Rage and Leandra Ostrom!  Cathy Selberg has been named to the position of principal for Washington Elementary School. Selberg will assume this position on July 1, and will replace Dana Carlson, […]
    • Noyce Scholarship information sessions
      Interested in STEM and STEM education? Noyce Scholarships are available for math or science majors who add a teaching major. Current undergraduates are eligible for multi-year scholarships and returning students can receive one year of funding. Noyce Scholars receive full tuition and partial room/board (a bit more than $13,000 per year). Noyce Scholarship applications are […]
    • Dr. Boyd Bradbury presents paper in Barcelona, awarded certificate
      Dr. Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper entitled The Impact of Pedagogical Dissonance and Associated Resilience within a Foreign Sociocultural Context of Teaching Abroad at the International Conference on Education and Psychological Sciences in Barcelona, Spain last week. Bradbury was awarded a certificate for the Best Oral Presentation of the Education […]
    • Upcoming events for all education majors
      Join EMSP for these great upcoming events!    Mock Interviews  Thursday, Feb. 9 | 7 p.m. | CMU Ballroom Come and learn how to ace an interview with some of Fargo/Moorhead Area’s principals.   Fargo Force Game Friday, Feb. 10 | 7:05 p.m. | Scheels Arena Wear your Dragon pride, and bring $5 for a ticket! […]
    • Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series
      Friday, Feb. 10 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center WGS Colloquium Series Presents: “A radical ethic: Witnessing as a framework for compassion and responsivity” by Dr. Sheila Marquardt, Associate Professor, School of Teaching & Learning, on Friday, Feb. 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Women’s Center (154 Bridges). See […]
    • Study abroad in Tanzania this summer
      The ANTH 390/ED 390 Health, Education, and Environment in Tanzania Today course, led by Dr. Bruce Roberts (Anthropology/Earth Science) and Dr. John Benson (School of Teaching and Learning), is a unique immersive, experiential educational opportunity that will focus on the challenges of delivering basic healthcare and education to the diverse population of a rapidly developing nation. This […]
    • Labrensz presents at Hawaii International Conference on Education
      Marilyn Labrensz, School of Teaching and Learning, presented “Re-establishing a Collaborative Relationship” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, held Jan. 3-6, 2017 in Honolulu, HI.
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