Education faculty

Laura Heitritter, M.Ed.

Instructor in Education
Department Chair

M.Ed., University of Sioux Falls
B.A., Northwestern College

VPH 200


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

    (2 credits)This course provides philosophical, historical, social and economical foundational background for students considering the teaching profession. Note: This course includes a field experience. Students must earn a C- or better in order to fulfill program requirements for elementary licensure.
  • 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. Prerequisite: EDU326 and admission into teacher education program. (3 credits)