Services Offered

Services supported and offered by the West River Teacher Center (WRTC) include professional development courses (EDUC 2000); resources and referrals; distance learning; teacher education graduate-level credit courses (applicable to earning a graduate degree); teacher in-services and programming; and curriculum enhancement. These services assist educators as they work to improve their professional lives and reach their desired potential.

Teacher Education

Dickinson State University and the WRTC offer teachers two levels of graduate courses. The DSU Department of Teacher Education offers five graduate-level courses that may be taken through DSU and will be accepted by Minot State as fulfilling part of the Masters of Education (M.Ed.) program requirements. 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 2000 Supervision of Student Teachers. The State of North Dakota requires that pre-service teachers (student teachers) be placed with teachers who have completed a course in Supervision of Student Teachers. DSU offers this self-paced course online on a semester schedule. To check course availability, visit the registration page

The WRTC offers face-to-face classes, online classes, and other programming so that teachers may earn professional development graduate credits (EDUC 2000) to strengthen their knowledge and skills and meet state licensing requirements. Continuing education is provided by DSU faculty/staff or in collaboration with other organizations, such as state agencies, RESP, and area schools. 

If your school or organization would like to offer continuing education for teachers, please contact the WRTC for information at 701-483-2137.