Teacher Education Unit
We are on a mission to get you educated, so you can educate others
The mission of Teacher Education at the University of Minnesota Crookston is to develop beginning teachers as engaged learners who know how to create motivating environments, work with diverse students, adapt curriculum and practices, model ethical practices, and make reflective decisions that support and extend the learning of children/students in any setting.
Teacher Education Unit Conceptual Framework
The Conceptual Framework for Teacher Education at the UMN Crookston includes these essential components: Learner Centered and Themed.
The UMN Crookston Teacher Education Unit is accredited by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). The PELSB also oversees the Minnesota teacher certification for teacher candidates who wish to teach in K – 12 public schools in Minnesota.
Teacher Education Vision
Our vision of offering exemplary teacher education programs depends on reflective practice that currently integrates the following features:
- Coherence in learning experiences
- Strong core curriculum
- Explicit standards for performance and professional practice
- Extensive use of performance assessments
- Continuous improvement
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Teacher Education Unit
AT A GLANCE...
The UMN Crookston Teacher Education Unit is accredited by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).
We develop beginning teachers as engaged learners that support and extend the learning of children/students in any setting.
Strong core curriculum.
We help you find field experiences, student teaching placements and guide you to get your Minnesota teacher licensure.
REAL. HANDS-ON. READY.
Meet your future professors
Soo-Yin Lim-Thompson PhDProfessor
Connie CamrudTeaching Specialist
Mark Huglen PhDAccreditation Liaison Officer
Elizabeth GregoryCIHS Coordinator
Shari DanielsAssistant Professor
James FossAssistant Professor
Megan BellAssociate Professor
Danielle JohannesenAssociate Professor
Karen MillerTeaching Specialist
Danielle SchantzTeaching Specialist