Muffet Trout, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Teacher Education
(651) 962-4424
MOH 303

Muffet Trout is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling. Muffet started at UST in 2012 and brings with her more than 25 years of teaching experience spanning pre-school through doctoral level classrooms in urban, suburban, and rural settings. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2010 in Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies and Teacher Education. Muffet specializes in care theory and effective teaching practices that cultivate relationships. At UST she teaches Psychology for Teaching and Learning and Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies courses. Her research focuses on how teacher educators practice teaching. Muffet grew up near Chicago and has a B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and an M.A. in Education from Stanford University.


Trout, M. (2012). Making the moment matter: Care theory for teacher learning. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. Making the Moment Matter

Trout, M. (2012). Care theory: Cohesive powers for practice. In A. Cuenca (Ed.) Supervising Student Teachers: Issues, Perspectives, and Directions for Field-Based Teacher Education (pp. 63-76). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Trout, M. (2010). Social skills in action: An ethic of care in social studies student teaching supervision. In A. Crowe (Ed.) Advancing social studies education through self-study methodology: The power, promise, and use of self-study in social studies education. Dordrecht: Springer.

Trout, M. (2008). The supervision dance: Learning to lead and follow a student teacher. The New Educator, 4(3), p. 252-265.

Awards and Accomplishments

Outstanding Teacher Award, Glenwood City School District. Recognized by staff and administration for her efforts in designing and implementing field-based learning activities