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EMSP End of Year Celebration

Posted on April 26, 2016

Education majors, STL and Teacher Prep faculty members are invited to celebrate the great things we’ve done this year! We will gather at MB Johnson Park in Moorhead from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, where there will be food and games. Read the rest of this entry →

Last Chance to Register for Tanzania Study Tour

Posted on April 22, 2016

Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime! This is your last chance to register for Culture, Environment, & Human Services in Tanzania, ANTH390/STL390, from May 18-June 14. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Present at MN Brightspace Ignite 2016 Conference

Posted on April 21, 2016

Marci Glessner and Deanne Borgeson, faculty in the School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the MN Brightspace Ignite 2016 conference in Bloomington, Minn., on April 15. The topic of their presentation was “One Stop Advising for Students” and featured a D2L Brightspace advising site they created for students.

MSUM professor and grad host community event for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders

Posted on April 19, 2016

Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, along with MSUM recent graduate Michaela Kolness, Netha Cloeter, Director of Education and Social Engagement, and Catie Miller, Manager of Educational Programming, will be co-leading an inclusive community event at the Plains Art Museum for students with multiple impairments on Tuesday, April 19. This event is a continuation of the work between museum leaders, community volunteers, and Dr. Brandt to develop inclusive experiences for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special education needs. Students from outside of the Fargo-Moorhead region will be attending the event with teachers and volunteers. Dr. Brandt will be speaking on this work at the 2016 International Inclusive Education Conference in Venice, Italy, in June of 2016.

Sue Severson elected to the Executive Committee of MACTE

Posted on April 15, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching and Learning, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Minnesota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE). MACTE’s mission is to bring together schools, colleges and departments of education to provide leadership in the preparation of highly qualified professional educators. Sue represents one of two MNSCU positions on the board.

Spring Scholarship Gala | Students Directly Impacted by Event Proceeds

Posted on April 14, 2016

By Meghan Feir

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MSUM will once again be hosting an event targeted toward raising money for need-based, merit, academic and athletic student scholarships. Previously known as the Founders Scholarship Gala, the Spring Scholarship Gala is the university’s biggest fundraising event and directly impacts the lives of students across departments.

On a seemingly regular school day, Tomi Thompson got a call from her cousin, MSUM Mass Communications Department Secretary Wendy Olsgard. Deadlines were approaching for scholarship applications and the encouraging cousin knew Thompson was more than qualified.

Fast forward to 2016. With tears in her eyes, the senior, double-majoring in broadcast journalism and integrated advertising and public relations, explained how receiving scholarships made it possible for her to accept an internship with the Minnesota Vikings last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa attended AACTE

Posted on March 24, 2016

Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa, School of Teaching and Learning attended the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 68th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and received a pre-conference training session on validity and reliability of assessment rubrics to evaluate teacher education candidates’ performance. The sessions attended were strategically selected to provide both accreditation coordinators with a clearer understanding about the requirements of the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards.

Culture, Environment, and Human Services in Tanzania

Posted on March 24, 2016

Dr. Bruce Roberts (Anthropology/Earth Science) and Dr. John Benson (School of Teaching and Learning) will be leading a four week study tour to Tanzania in May and June. Participants can sign up for the Education course, Anthropology course, or sign up for both. ANTH 390 (3 credits) /STL 390 (3 credits). Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Sheila Marquard co-facilitated a workshop at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference

Posted on March 23, 2016

Dr. Sheila Marquardt, School of Teaching and Learning, co-facilitated a workshop at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference. The session, “Internationalizing teacher education: Creating curriculum spaces for global content” helped teacher educators consider ways to integrate competencies for global citizenship throughout their coursework, despite the pressure to cover US-centric materials.

Keri DeSutter presented at ACRES conference

Posted on March 16, 2016

Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) conference in Las Vegas, Nev. The presentation, “Exploring Academic and Personal Profiles of Undergraduate Students at One University in the Rural Midwest,” shared results of research conducted in collaboration with Ximena Suarez-Sousa.

MSUM new hires

Posted on March 14, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to MSU Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know “It’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!”

March 4, 2016
Vincent Williams,  Adjunct, School of Teaching and Learning

March 14, 2016
James Schumann, Public Safety Director, Public Safety

Elizabeth Maleki, OAS Intermediate (Temporary), Music

Lisa Staiger and Dr. Camille Brandt Participated in Increasing Teacher Diversity in Minnesota conference

Posted on February 22, 2016

Dr. Camille Brandt and Lisa Staiger, School of Teaching and Learning, participated in the Increasing Teacher Diversity in Minnesota: An Ongoing Community Conversation and Call to Action with more than 200 other people from more than organizations, school districts, institutions and various racial/ethnic communities throughout the state (see attached list). The event was held Saturday, Feb. 6 at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).

Participants united around a common goal to double the current number of teachers of color in the state by 2020, and ensure that 20% of candidates in the teacher preparation pipeline are people of color and American Indian. Nearly 30 percent of students in Minnesota schools are students of color and American Indian students, yet 4 percent of their teachers are of color or American Indian. The gap is much wider in many Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota schools with a majority of students of color and American Indian students. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Valerie Ritland presented at the Hawaii International Education Conference

Posted on January 19, 2016

Dr. Valerie Ritland, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the Hawaii International Education Conference in Oahu, Hawaii. The conference was held January 2nd through January 6th, with over 1200 participants from 31 different countries attending. Dr. Ritland’s topic was, “Partnering with Parents to Maximize Student Outcomes.”

David Tack talks about the state of teachers on KFGO

Posted on January 06, 2016

Dr. Dave Tack, School of Teaching and Learning, talked about what motivates students to become teachers on the Jan. 4 Jack and Amy Show on KFGO radio. North Dakota has more than 200 unfilled teaching jobs. Listen to the KFGO broadcast.

Layna Cole and Erin Gillett, STL, presented at Minnesota Rural Education Association annual conference

Posted on November 20, 2015

Drs. Layna Cole and Erin Gillett, School of Teaching and Learning, along with June Reineke, Director of the Winona State University Children’s Center, gave a presentation at the Minnesota Rural Education Association annual conference. Their session, titled “Minnesota’s Early Childhood Landscape: Lessons and Opportunities,” explored the challenges and opportunities in creating alignment among various state agencies involved in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Calling all education majors

Posted on November 17, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity:
Who: Education Minnesota Student Program
When: Tuesday November 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ellen Hopkins Elementary School
What: Helping teachers out in their classroom with organizing, prepping, etc.
Snacks will be provided
Contact emsp@mnstate.edu for transportation; vans will leave Lommen at 6:45 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.

School of Teaching and Learning faculty presented at conference in Arizona

Posted on November 13, 2015

Keri DeSutter, Shirley Johnson, and Deanne Borgeson, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Teacher Education Division Conference in Tempe, Arizona. They presented a poster titled “The Development of Field Experiences within an Integrated Special Education and Regular Education Licensure Program.” They also provided an oral presentation titled “Getting It Done Online: Meeting the Demands for Licensed Special Education Teachers.”

Sue Severson presented at Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Fall Conference

Posted on November 12, 2015

Sue Severson, School of Teaching and Learning presented at the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Fall Conference. The presentation summarized the process utilized in MSUM’s recent teacher education accreditation study along with plans for transitioning to CAEP standards. The session titled “Teacher Education Assessment: How We Told Our Story—How We Plan to Tell Our Next Story” was developed in collaboration with Ximena Suarez-Sousa.

Abigail Bremer, STL, presented interactive webinar

Posted on November 09, 2015

Abigail Bremer, School of Teaching and Learning, presented an interactive webinar entitled “Embedding Literacy into the Social Studies Curriculum” through the Social Studies Methods Instructor Network facilitated by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction #26 for affordability

Posted on October 07, 2015

Ranked by Top Education Degrees website 

Top Education Degrees website has ranked MSUM’s Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction #26 for affordability out of 146 schools offering advanced degrees in curriculum and instruction. Top Education Degrees website provides high-quality, well-researched education and career resources for individuals in the education field.

The website ranked the 50 most affordable online masters in curriculum and instruction degree programs based on information collected from National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator. The majority of the programs making the grade are designed for working teachers, or those with at least some level of classroom teaching experience, and all deliver online or distance learning programs.

“MSUM’s online course delivery is a little different from other institutions; it is very interactive, relationship focused and personal,” said Michael Coquyt, program coordinator of the Curriculum and Instruction program. “Online delivery provides an opportunity for our graduate students, mostly working teachers, to collaborate across the state, region and country with other educators to learn about current trends and issues in education with the flexible scheduling needed to meet work and personal demands while attending graduate school to advance their career.” Read the rest of this entry →

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