News and Events

News and Events

Hawks Snatched Before They Fly the Nest

Barely into their pre-service teaching experience, two DSU Teacher Education students have already signed teaching contracts for the 2014-15 academic year.

JL Garman (below, left) is completing his pre-service teaching experience at Dickinson High School. In January, he accepted a position to teach science at Watford City beginning in the fall. Those who have seen JL interact with his students are not surprised he was so quickly signed, stating that he "does a wonderful job [and] will make an excellent teacher!" JL is not the only Hawk joining the Watford City faculty next year. His wife, Mandy Garman, and Jerome Hoffman (both fall 2013 DSU graduates) have signed contracts to teach physical education for the district.

           JL                      Nathan

Nathan Amberg (above, right) is completing his pre-service teaching experience at Trinity High School. He signed a contract in February to teach English at Dickinson High School next year. Faculty note that, "Nathan's enthusiasm is barely contained—he is so excited about joining DHS. He will be great for the students."

While our job placement rate is generally high with recent graduates solidifying employment shortly after graduation, the recruitment that has occurred of current pre-service teachers is unprecedented. Several other candidates due to graduate this May have been interviewing at the request of area superintendents. It is likely more from this cohort will have their first teaching job secured while they are still officially students.


Scholarship Available for Education Majors

Delta Kappa Gamma has a scholarship available for students majoring in education and entering their sophomore or junior year of college. For more information, see the application form linked here.


Job Opportunities

Belfield Public Schools

High School English
Junior High Teacher (middle school endorsement or certification in multiple licensure areas desired)
High School/Junior High Science

Send inquiries or application materials to

Billings County School District

K-8 Music Teacher

For more information, click here.

Bowman Public Schools

Upper Elementary
5th-6th Grade Junior/Senior High English

Send inquiries or application materials to

Custer, SD Public Schools

Grade 2 TeacherGrade 5 TeacherGrade 6 TeacherMiddle School Teacher (one position: ELA, Reading, Social Studies)Band Teacher (grades 5-12)Special Education Teacher (Grades 3-4)Guidance CounselorSpeech/Language PathologistDrivers EducationAssistant Varsity Volleyball Coach
For more information, click here.

Dickinson Catholic Schools System

Elementary Teacher to serve as Technology Specialist (open immediately). For more information, contact Mrs. Deanna Steffan via phone (701-483-6081) or e-mail (

Dickinson Public Schools


Applicants without a license are still considered if their license will be granted by the start of the 2014-15 academic year. Current openings include:

***2014-2015 Positions***

Elementary Classroom Teachers

Kindergarten - Heart River Elementary

Kindergarten - Prairie Rose Elementary

Grade 1 - Lincoln Elementary

Grade 1 - Roosevelt Elementary

Grade 2 - Heart River Elementary

Grade 3 - Jefferson Elementary

Grade 3 - Jefferson Elementary

Grade 5 - Prairie Rose Elementary

Grade 5 - Heart River Elementary

Grade 6 - Berg Elementary

.80 FTE Physical Education - Berg Elementary

.58 FTE Physical Education - Lincoln Elementary

.58 FTE Music Education - Lincoln Elementary

1 FTE Music Education - Jefferson Elementary

School Guidance Counselor
Locations: Heart River Elementary School

Family and Consumer Science Instructors
Locations:  Hagen Junior High School   and   Dickinson High School
These are two full time teaching positions

Physical Education Instructors (2 positions)

Location: .80 FTE at Berg Elementary and .58 FTE at Lincoln Elementary


Special Education Strategists (3+ positions)
Preferred qualifications: Strategist or LD/ED credentials.

Speech Language Pathologists (2+ positions)
Dickinson Public Schools has 2+ FTE Speech Language Pathologist vacancies .

Anticipated salary range: $40,200 - $60,635 for 2014-15 school year. T o apply, visit the human resources link on the Dickinson Public Schools website.

Garrison Public Schools

High School Math

For more information, contact Mr. Jim Upgren at

Halliday Public Schools

Multiple K-6 teachers

Click here for more information, or contact Mr. William Colter at 701-938-4391.

Hettinger Public Schools

Junior/Senior High Business Teacher
Junior/Senior High Math Teacher

For more information, call (701) 567-5315.

Killdeer Public Schools

K-6 Physical Education

New England

3rd Grade
4th Grade

For more information about these openings, call (701) 579-4160.

Richardton-Taylor Public Schools

2nd Grade
Substitute Teachers

For more information about these openings, call (701) 974-2111 or e-mail

Richey Public Schools (Richey, MT)

Music Teacher needed for the remainder of this year and possibly next year. 

For more information, call (406) 773-5523

Watford City Public Schools

Kindergarten Teacher
1st Grade Teacher2nd Grade TeacherElementary Music Teacher
Elementary Technology CoordinatorLibrarian
ELL Coordinator (district wide)Business Teacher
Social Studies Teacher
Junior/Senior High Mathematics Teacher
Secondary Principal

For more information about the application process, please contact Superintendent Steve Holen via phone (701-444-3626) or e-mail (

Wishek Public Schools

English Teacher 7-12th beginning fall 2014. For more information about the application process, please call (701) 452-2995

Opportunities for Educators

Education Networking Fair 

This event provides an opportunity for school officials seeking to fill vacancies in their districts to meet with and obtain resumes from prospective teachers. The event will be held April 16th on the University of Mary campus. Follow this link for more information.

James Madison Fellowship

Social science teachers (both pre- and in-service) are encouraged to apply for the 2014 James Madison Fellowship. The deadline is March 1. Information and applications can be found on the following website:

Social Media/Digital History

Individuals interested in this job/internship can access relevant materials linked here.


Teacher Education Pinning Ceremony

Fall 2013 Teacher Education graduates were honored December 19th in the department's first pinning ceremony. Highlights from candidates' pre-service teaching experiences were shared, and candidates were presented with pins symbolizing the significant role of educators in society.