Minot State University

December 14, 2018

SPED receive approval, sign Memorandum of Understanding

Minot State University’s special education (SPED) programs recently received final approval from the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ND ESPB), and also signed their second five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Michigan Department of Education for National Deaf Education Consortium.

The ND ESPB is an independent board that continually reviews North Dakota standards and procedures pertaining to licensure and teacher education programs, and approved Minot State’s Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) with a major in Special Education and Master of Science (MS) in Special Education.

The Michigan Department of Education MOU establishes continued collaboration with Minot State University to deliver online coursework that will permit certified teachers in Michigan to qualify for an additional Michigan teaching endorsement in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)


Minot State finalizes rededication of WWI Memorial

Minot State University, along with the Minot State Veterans Services office, had a final rededication ceremony for a memorial for two former MSU students, Henry Finn and James Otis Cooper, who died during World War I.

The Veterans Day event started in the Westlie Room before moving outside to conclude the rededication efforts that began on Memorial Day acknowledging the sacrifices of Finn and Cooper. A memorial bench was placed in between two trees planted in May between the Gordon B. Olson Library and Swain Hall.


Essentials for Learning makes big impact

The Minot State University Roger Looyenga Leadership Program started a class assignment two years ago hoping to help the community. Fast forward to this fall and the project, named Essentials for Learning, has done just that.

After partnering with the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Community Leadership Institute (CLI) Class, the project raised nearly $10,000 in cash and items to fulfill the most basic needs for students in the Minot Public School System.