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Southwest Minnesota State University - School of Education - Communities of Practice - Investigating Learning and Teaching - Human Diversity, Inquiry, Leadership, Learning Environments, Socio-cultural Interactions, Democracy, Belief, Value, Knowlege Structures

The SMSU School of Education is an accredited teacher preparation provider by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board until 2030.


Inclusive communities of practice investigating learning and teaching.


The mission of the Professional Education programs at SMSU is to create inclusive communities of practice where each learner is an active participant in the investigation of learning, teaching, and leadership processes. Teachers and learners will engage in educational theory, research, inquiry, critical reflection, and application in pursuit of excellence in a culturally responsive education.

School of Education Anti-Racism and Social Justice Statement

SMSU School of Education Butterfly Project

Mental Health can be difficult to address and deal with. The professors in the School of Education look to combat that with their Butterfly project. The project represents lives taken in 2022 in the state of Minnesota, and it's goal is to ensure that everyone knows it's okay to not be okay!

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