Beth LeTendre Oolman Instructor in Education


M.S.E., Southwest Minnesota State University
B.A., Augustana College

Beth LeTendre Oolman teaches 8th grade language arts and American history since 1989 for MOC-Floyd Valley Schools in Orange City. She graduated from Augustana College with a bachelor's degree in English and education and then earned a master's degree in education from Southwest Minnesota State University. In addition to teaching at Northwestern College, she has served as an adjunct instructor in both the undergraduate and graduate education departments at Buena Vista University and Morningside College. She specializes in middle school endorsement courses.

EDU203 - Early Field Experience-Middle School

This course requires 30 clock-hours of field experience with a certified teacher in an area middle school. Prerequisite: EDU102. (1 credit) (Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis.)

EDU221 - Growth and Development of the Middle School Aged Student

The middle school growth and development primarily embraces the knowledge of the learner component of the professional knowledge base with concentration, identification and comprehension of the physical, psychosocial, and cognitive characteristics of the middle school aged student. This course includes a 5 hour field experience. (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)

EDU312 - Middle School Methods and Curriculum

This course focuses on the philosophy of the middle school, organization of the curriculum, effective teaching strategies, and assessment. This course includes a 5 hour field experience. Prerequisite: junior class standing. (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)