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Teacher Education & Human Performance Department

Department Information

The Teacher Education and Human
Performance Mission

The Department of Teacher Education & Human Performance is responsible for:

  1. the required pedagogy courses for all teaching majors;
  2. the preparation of Elementary teachers;
  3. the preparation of Physical Education teachers; and
  4. the preparation of Corporate Fitness Majors.

The department also has responsibility for the operation of the teacher advisement and Field Placement Office, which handles group advising relative to Teacher Education and coordinates practicum and student teaching placements.

Teacher Education at Minot State University, in its graduate and undergraduate programs, prepares teachers who will be reflective decision-makers. Decision-making builds from a knowledge base. From that base, teachers are able to draw conclusions, make inferences, internalize concepts, and act. Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that will allow them to deliver optimum learning experiences for diverse pupils in changing classroom environments.

The Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance emphasizes the role of the teacher as reflective decision-maker through a conceptual model which emphasizes action, a reflection, and knowledge (ARK). Through course work and field experiences the student builds knowledge around specific discipline content and around best pedagogical practices, providing a basis for reflection and action.

The Teacher Education and Human Performance Objectives

The Teacher Education Program is Accredited by:

NCA Accredited Logo      NCATE Logo

» View the 2010 NCATE Accreditation Reports
» View the 2006 NCATE Accreditation Reports
» View the 2004 NCATE Accreditation Reports
» Access to Teacher Education Information System
» Access to the Graduate Assessment System

Teacher Education Announcements
» North Dakota Educational Employment Board Web Site

Human Performance Announcements
» Certifying Organizations
» AAHPERD - Primary Source and Links for Physical Education Students
» ideafit.com - Membership organization for health and fitness professionals
» ACE - American Council on Exercise

Student Organizations