Services supported and offered by the West River Teacher Center (WRTC) include professional development courses (EDUC 500); resource materials; distance learning; teacher education graduate-level credit courses (applicable to earning a graduate degree); teacher inservices and programming; summer classes; study groups; updates on education topics; curriculum enhancement; guest speakers, programs for students; newsletters; and referral services. These services will assist educators as they work to improve their professional lives as well as strive to reach their highest and greatest potential.
Dickinson State University and the WRTC offer teachers two levels of graduate courses. The DSU Department of Teacher Education now offers five graduate level courses which may be taken through DSU and will be accepted by Minot State as fulfilling part of their Masters of Education (M. Ed.) program requirements. More information about DSU’s Graduate Studies in Education and course rotation is available through the DSU Department of Teacher Education.
The DSU Department of Teacher Education also offers EDUC 500: Supervision of Student Teachers. The state of North Dakota requires that pre-service teachers (student teachers) be placed with cooperating teachers who have completed a course in Supervision of Student Teachers. DSU offers this course online and on-demand. For more information on the course, please see the files linked below.
Registration Form for EDUC 500: Supervision of Student Teachers
The WRTC offers summer classes, study groups, and other programming so that teachers may earn professional development credits (EDUC 500) as part of their efforts to strengthen their knowledge and skills and meet licensing renewal requirements. Continuing education may be offered by DSU faculty/staff or in collaboration with other educational entities such as the ND Department of Public Instruction, DSU STEM, RESP, the ND Reading Council, etc.
If your school or educational agency would like to offer continuing education for teachers, please contact the WRTC for information about the process of proposing continuing education opportunities for teachers by calling 701-483-2728.