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Colleges of Distinction Recognizes Northland Educator Preparation Program

The students and faculty of the Northland College Educator Preparation Program have been nationally recognized by the Colleges of Distinction, an organization that connects students to colleges and programs. “We find it critical for future educators to be experienced practitioners with a keen understanding of different perspectives,” the Colleges of Distinctions wrote in its recognition…  Read More …  Read More

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Northland College education program recognized

For the second time in three years, the Northland College Educator Preparation Program has been recognized by the Association of Independent Liberal Arts College for Teacher Education as a Model of Excellence in Partnerships. Annette Nelson, associate professor and education department chair, accepted the award in March at the AILACTE national conference in Tampa, Florida.…  Read More …  Read More

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Professional Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers

Northland College received an innovative teaching and learning grant in September for $24,849 from the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association. This is the second grant from this organization. Last year, Northland College received an articulation grant for $25,000. Wisconsin institutions have been working to streamline how early childhood education credits transfer between two- and four-year colleges…  Read More …  Read More

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Northland-LCOOCC Partner to Train More Teachers

HAYWARD, Wis.— In an effort to train more Native American teachers in northwestern Wisconsin, the Northland College Educator Preparation Program has partnered with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC) to offer a four-year degree completion program. “The need for Native American teachers in the classroom is talked about in every tribal community,” said Katrina…  Read More …  Read More

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Greening the Face of Public Education

profile: Katrina Nichols Graduated: 2015 Major: elementary education Minor: science teaching and environmental education Hometown: Shakopee, Minnesota Katrina Nichols says she will always remember her defining collegiate moment—the Everybody Party, held at the start of her freshman year. “It was warm and comfortable and I was barefoot and so alive,” she says. “I closed my…  Read More …  Read More

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Ed Prep Program Receives National Recognition

More time in the classroom The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education recently awarded Northland College a Model of Excellence Award for its clinical residency program. Director of Teacher Education Annette Nelson accepted the award last month at the national conference held in Atlanta, Georgia. She presented it to her students who…  Read More …  Read More

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Teaching Alums Receive Educator Awards

Two former Northland College graduates who teach in the Lake Superior region have been named as recipients of the first annual statewide educator awards. Nicole Boettcher, who graduated from Northland College in 2010 and now teaches at Washburn Middle School, received the Early Career Educator Award, an award presented to an outstanding educator within the…  Read More …  Read More