West River Teacher Center

West River Teacher Center

The West River Teacher Center, located in May Hall, Room 119 at Dickinson State University, is an integral part of the Department of Teacher Education.

The mission of the Dickinson State University West River Teacher Center is to provide high-quality, accessible professional development opportunities for educators and to promote excellence in teaching and learning through enhanced educational services. The Center helps educators develop the tools to assist them in meeting the unique challenges of an ever-changing educational environment.

The Center is a member of the North Dakota Teacher Center Network and provides professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers, administrators, and support staff in eight counties of Southwestern North Dakota. It also serves as a valuable resource for Dickinson State University teacher education students.

Services provided by the Center include professional development graduate credit courses; resource materials; distance learning; professional development graduate credit courses; In-Services; summer classes; study groups; updates on accreditation changes; 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.

Benefits to Center members include: curriculum and resource collection materials that include a variety of print materials, CD’s and learning kits that are available for checkout. The Stoxen Library resources are also available for area teachers. (See Resources Link to your left)

The West River Teacher Center hours are 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. The office is located in May Hall – Room 119.

For more information contact:
Interim Director: West River Teacher Center


Administrative Assistant: West River Teacher Center

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.  The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”  ~Carl Jung

Thank you for giving your time, guidance and encouragement to ensure the brightest possible future for each of your students.  You are truly an inspiration to the young people you have been entrusted to teach in your classrooms.