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A Family Tradition Amidst 50 Years of Early Education Excellence

When she was a preschool student at MSUM Early Education Center, Jill Mayer once drew a picture of what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her response: a teacher. She graduated from MSUM in December 2020 and worked as a substitute teacher at the EEC until she was offered a fulltime position in August 2021, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the MSUM Early Education Center. 

Teaching Abroad and Experiencing the World

Student teaching is one of the most valuable components of the coursework required for education majors. Jake Hermanson, a 2017 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, completed part of his student teaching abroad in Vienna, Austria.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Dr. Benjamin Druffel

Meet MSUM’s new director of bands and instrumental music education, Dr. Benjamin Druffel. He is ready to conduct the MSUM wind ensemble and teach courses in music education.

Teaching Leads to Achieving Dreams

Since he was five years old, William Lewandowski dreamed of being a teacher. He decided to go back to school to make that dream come true.

Art Education Student Finds Unique Way to Share Art with Others During Pandemic

As a part of MSUM’s Art Education program, most students enrolled complete an art therapy field experience course. While it’s just a requirement for some, junior Katie Lou Sandberg decided to go further.

MSUM Celebrates Esteemed 100-Year Teaching Legacy

Whenever I walk by the writing on the cornerstone of MacLean Hall, “State Teachers College Founded 1887,” I feel a moment of awe and gratitude for being part of an institution with such a rich history of teacher education, right here, at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Celebrating the First 100 Years

April 13 marks an important milestone at Minnesota State University. It was on that date in 1921 that the Minnesota state legislature designated the former Moorhead Normal School as the Moorhead State Teachers College (MSTC).

Vibrant math prof, alumna remains loyal supporter for past 50 years

Shelda Warren has always had a problem sitting still. For nearly 50 years, she poured much of that extra energy into education at MSUM – her own and that of students of all ages.

Thinking About the Whole Child

With COVID-19 vaccine distribution underway, the pandemic’s worst effects seem nearly behind us. Jen Sahr, however, is one of many local educators who are preparing for aftershocks that may continue long after the concerns of physical illness fade away.

School psychology graduate student affirms visual cues and reinforcement are key to student success

When school psychology graduate student Elli Stevenson’s educational experience turned upside down last March 2020, she moved back home to Hayti, S.D., where she lived with her parents and four younger siblings. At the time, she was developing her graduate project around a behavior intervention at a Moorhead school.

Lifelong Friendship Sparks Meaningful Gift

The Geib family taught Amie Dexter that family can be defined by more than biological and legal ties. Their relationship spans generations and is the true definition of "Dragon Family."

Art Student Leads Club for Kids Amidst COVID-19

Churches United for the Homeless’ weekly Art Club for kids has become a COVID-19 success story thanks to MSUM senior art education and psychology student, Paige Busby.