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DSU DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION
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The Department of Teacher Education offers programs in
Graduate Studies, Psychology, and Teacher Education for
students wishing to enter related professions or to prepare for
further study in master’s degree programs.  In addition to
degrees in Psychology, Elementary Education, and Technology
Education, the department offers course work and field
experiences for seven other departments’ Secondary Education
programs and is the
de facto head of the university’s Teacher
Education Program.
The department coordinates with the West River Teacher Center to
offer professional development graduate credit courses for in-
service teachers; and it offers 15 credits of graduate-level course
work in education for transfer to master’s programs in education at
other institutions.  Part of the department’s leadership for the
university’s Teacher Education Program involves maintaining
program approval from North Dakota’s teacher licensing agency,
the
Education Standards and Practices Board; and accredited
status from the national accreditor for teacher preparation
programs, the
Council for the Accreditation of Educator
Preparation.  
The Department of Teacher Education is the contemporary
embodiment of the university’s original mission and identity as
Dickinson State Normal School, created in 1916 by constitutional
amendment and opened in 1918 as an institution for the training
of elementary and secondary school teachers.