Teacher Education

The Division of Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Higher Learning Commission, a process that assures quality and supports continuous improvement. Under the Division’s conceptual framework, “The Reflective Experiential Teacher” candidates combine personal experiences with teacher training (knowledge, skills and disposition) as they reflect on both. This framework is used to guide and direct all program design and enhancement, through the continual process of providing candidates with the correct curriculum and experiences needed to prepare them for the realities of diverse classrooms.

During the teacher training program, candidates experience a variety of teaching and learning styles that exemplify differentiated instruction of 21st Century Skills and Common Core Standards. Our aim is to prepare qualified teachers that demonstrate the ability to reflect upon the unique needs of all students, and to make data-based instructional decisions in response.

The Teacher Education Handbook has been developed to serve as a narrative depiction of Mayville State University’s Teacher Education Program: its purpose, administrative procedures and policies. The handbook is a resource for selection of coursework, tracking of requirements for graduation, and application of teacher certification. It provides the information and forms needed to prepare for and complete the teaching experience. Teacher Education Candidates, Cooperating Teachers, University Supervisors and Faculty are encouraged to reference this document for information and guidance.

Teacher education candidates are responsible for remaining current in their knowledge of the requirements for their Teacher Education program and teacher licensure requirements.