With our holistic teaching philosophy — rooted in the liberal arts — future educators are ready and experienced for day one in a live classroom.
Training excellent educators
In the School of Education, all of our programs foster high academic standards, technological literacy, collaborative partnerships, and a diverse learner perspective. Licensure programs are standards based, designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions characteristic of highly qualified educational professionals.
Faculty members have significant K-12 and administrative experience, allowing them to bring real-world perspective to their students.
Graduating teachers with classroom experience
Every teacher licensure program includes a student teaching component, but we prepare students to lead classrooms by getting them into schools from their very first semester. This experience in the classroom provides students with the experience to be successful educators with fulfilling careers. It also helps those students who do not thrive in a classroom setting to discover this early in their education.
The School of Education
Tower Hall, Room 3101
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
Meet the Dean
Brenda Fischer, Ed.D
Dean of Education
Dean Brenda Fischer, an Associate Professor in the School of Education, became the Dean in 2017. She earned an Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning from the University of Minnesota.
She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education at Moorhead State University and an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary’s University of MN.