Laura Heitritter, B.A.
Instructor in Education
M.Ed., University of Sioux Falls
B.A., Northwestern College
Professor Heitritter, whose master's degree is in reading, helps Northwestern students know how to assist children in this crucial skill area. She also has conducted research on what principals are looking for in new teachers. Before joining the NWC education department, Heitritter served as a language arts consultant for Area Education Agency Four and taught at public and Christian elementary schools.
- Foundations of Education
Foundations of Education This course provides philosophical, historical, social and economical foundational background for students considering the teaching profession. This course includes a field experience. (2 credits)
- Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems
Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems This course focuses on the role of the assessment and remediation of reading problems. Students will study the design, development, implementation and evaluation of remediation for students with reading problems, including diagnostic and prescriptive procedures for individuals and groups of students. Formal and informal assessment procedures will be examined. Prerequisites: EDU326, admission into teacher education program, and concurrent enrollment in EDU328. A 10 hour practicum experience is a key component of this course. (3 credits)