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Mike Butzow

Mike Butzow

  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Coordinator - Education Major
  • Assistant Professor - Elementary Education
507-344-7308
Methods in Teaching K12 Art, Education Foundation/Philosophy, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Science, Introduction to the Exceptional Learner, Curriculum Planning and Assessment, Christian Vocation Seminar, Teaching Internship and Seminars, Education Professional Portfolio, Methods in Teaching Communication Arts and Literature, Methods in Teaching 5 through 12 Social Studies

Education

  • Current coursework: Ed.D. cohort, St. Mary’s University, Winona/Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Ed.S., Educational Leadership, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2010
  • M.A., Classroom Practices, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, 1998
  • Licensure Certification Program, Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1994
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, 1982

Experience

Principal / Vice Principal, 2005 - 2011
Michigan Lutheran High School, St. Joseph, Michigan

Principal, 2001 - 2005
St. Peter's Lutheran School, Plymouth, Michigan

Athletic Director, English Dept. Chair, Varsity Coaching, 1996 - 2001
Nebraska Lutheran High School, Waco, Nebraska

Principal, 1982 - 1996
Christ Lutheran School, North St. Paul, Minnesota

Visited middle/high schools in Shimodate, Japan, 1997

Certifications

  • Michigan Elementary and Secondary Administrator Certificate, 2011 – Present
  • Michigan Professional Education Certificate (K-5), 2001 – Present
  • Minnesota Standard License (1-6), 1996 – 2001, 2011 – Present
  • Nebraska Teaching Certificate (K-6), 1996 – 2003
  • International student local area representative, NACEL Open Door, 2010 – 2011
  • Approved national scorer for Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), 2012