Education faculty

Rik Dahl, M.A.

Lecturer in Education

M.A., University of Colorado
B.A., Northwestern College

712-707-7424
rdahl@nwciowa.edu

Profile

A former high school principal, Rik Dahl teaches educational psychology, social studies methods, and classroom management courses for Northwestern's education department. Prior to becoming an administrator, Dahl taught 4th grade in a public school in Colorado. He also managed the expenditures and programming for three school districts funded by $1.2 million in state and federal grants.

Dahl earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Northwestern and a master's degree in administrative leadership and policies studies at the University of Colorado-Denver. In addition to teaching in NWC's education department, he serves as the college's head wrestling coach.


Courses

  • Foundations of Education

    Foundations of Education

    This course provides philosophical, historical, social and economical foundational background for students considering the teaching profession.(2 credits)
  • Educational Psychology

    Educational Psychology

  • Behavior Management and Classroom Instruction

    Behavior Management and Classroom Instruction

    This course is designed to provide an overview of various models for classroom and behavior management. The course will emphasize both theoretical and practical dimensions of behavior and social concerns.Prerequisite: EDU206.(3 credits)
  • Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom

    Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom


Professional experience

  • Secondary Principal, Big Sandy School, Simla, Colorado
  • Secondary Principal, Limon Public Schools, Limon, Colorado
  • Director of Learning, Limon Public Schools, Limon, Colorado
  • Fourth Grade Teacher, Limon Public Schools, Limon, Colorado