Live, Learn, and Teach in a Community Dedicated to Experiential Environmental Education
Student Teaching Program
Practice teaching in and out of the classroom. Wolf Ridge is committed to bridging the gap between formal and non-formal education. Undergraduate education students can gain experience (7 weeks in a traditional classroom and 32 weeks at Wolf Ridge) in interdisciplinary and experiential education while completing a teaching practicum to earn their teaching license.
This program is now in the 5th year of exisistance. Our partnerships thus far include:
"The student teaching program at Wolf Ridge is a unique and great way to complete student teaching while setting yourself apart from other teachers. I had the opportunity to be a student teacher naturalist and had an awesome time teaching the hands-on and inquiry-based classes that come so naturally to Wolf Ridge. I was then able to bring these skills to the classroom. I now teach 6th-8th grade science, and I am returning to Wolf Ridge this year as a lead teacher for my school. " - Todd Kohorst, St. Michael's in Prior Lake
“Student teaching at Wolf Ridge gave me an opportunity to grow as a person and a teacher; I gained skills that reach beyond the classroom and give me confidence working with students in all kinds of learning environments. Add to that an amazing group of both peers and mentors for debriefing the ups and downs, and you get an unforgettable experience and unbelievable lifelong friends!”
- Kim Swanson, Triton HS Teacher