Barbara A West

Director of Student Teaching, Licensing Officer

Sverdrup Hall 4
CB 312
612-330-1154
westb@augsburg.edu

As Director of Student Teacher Placement, Barbara seeks clinical placements for all candidates in general education and ESL. In that role she also leads workshops and seminars pertaining to student teaching, as well as assuring the maintenance of contract agreements between Augsburg and partner K-12 school districts.  She also trains and oversees supervisors of student teachers.

As one of the designated licensure officers for the Augsburg Teacher Education Program, she verifies that each teacher candidate has met State requirements in their content area before signing their license applications that are submitted to PELSB.

Her teaching background is in 9-12 language arts and literacy support to college freshmen, teaching in Minnesota, Washington, D.C., and Foxborough, Massachusetts.   She is passionate about promoting strong literacy skills in all students.

In her advising role to Education students, Barbara provides guidance for assigned secondary and K-12  students.  She accepts appointments via email for phone or Zoom conversation.