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Mike Butzow

Mike Butzow

  • Education
  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Coordinator - Education Major
  • Education Department Chair
  • Assistant Professor - Elementary Education
507-344-7308
Methods in Teaching K-12 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 5-12 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