The Teacher Education Program 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 Education Program'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.

"Mayville is unique because of the relationships faculty are able to have with students, and the personal service we’re able to offer due to class and campus size. We work in tandem, often guiding them toward their careers and helping them achieve related goals. It’s that commitment faculty and staff gives to our students that make a difference in the outcome of when students graduate and leave our university for the workforce – both in North Dakota and this overall region."

- Dean & Division Chair of Education, Andi Dulski-Bucholz

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. Students who double major in Special Education should also refer to the Special Education Handbook

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


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School-Based Field Experiences

TaskStream - an assessment system used to evaluate our education majors' knowledge, skills and dispositions

Career Opportunities

  • Credentialed Classroom Educator (B.S.Ed. in Education) Reading Credential Specialist (B.S.Ed. in Education)
  • Paraeducator (B.A. Studies in Education)
  • Credentialed in Library Media & Information Science (LMIS Minor)

Teacher Education Majors

Other Education Related Majors

Minors Offered

  • Students may choose a minor to individualize their degree.  For a complete list of minors, please click here.

Check out our bachelor's degree in special education!

Mayville State is offering a new Bachelor of Science degree in special education for early childhood, elementary, and secondary levels. This is the first undergraduate special education strategist degree available in North Dakota. All core classes within the special education area of study are available online. Learn more.

What do students say about the teacher education programs at Mayville State? 

Click the video link to the left to hear how Taylor, an elementary education major at Mayville State, feels about her experiences at MSU.

See what other Mayville State students have to say about their Mayville State experiences by clicking the links below.

TJ, Elementary Education

James, Social Science Education

Stephany, Early Childhood Education

Carissa, Biology Education