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 personal service we are able to offer and the relationships faculty can build with students due to class and campus size. Faculty support students through personalized advising to help students achieve their career goals. It's that commitment faculty and staff give to our students that makes a difference for our graduates when they enter the workforce - if in North Dakota or across the nation. They are prepared for the dynamic classrooms of today."
- 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.
School-Based Field Experiences
TaskStream - an assessment system used to evaluate our education majors' knowledge, skills and dispositions
- 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
- Early Childhood Education B.S.Ed.
- Elementary Education B.S.Ed.
- Elementary Education Off-campus B.S. Ed.
- Secondary Professional Education
- Special Education B.S.Ed. (Double-major option)
- Special Education B.S.Ed. (Option for currently licensed teachers)
Other Education Related Majors
- Students may choose a minor to individualize their degree. For a complete list of minors, please click here.
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.