The National Center for Education Statistics reports there are more than a dozen teaching schools in South Dakota. Here is an overview of a few of the colleges and some of the majors they offer.
Black Hills State University offers an online master degree in curriculum & instruction. This 35-credit program offers concentrations in technology integrationist, math specialist and science specialist. Courses in this program include curriculum development and instruction; leadership in schools; educational assessment; and cultural diversity in schools. With the exception of the clinical portion, all courses can be completed online. A graduate degree in secondary education is also offered online.
Dakota State University offers online bachelor degree programs in elementary education/special education and general studies and an online educational technology master degree program. South Dakota State University offers an online M.Ed. in educational administration and also offers individual online courses.
Black Hills State University offers certification programs in math specialist, science specialist and technology integrationist. BHSU also offers certification in early childhood special education, English education, music education, science education and elementary education.
Dakota State University offers endorsements in middle school content, physics minor, mathematics, educational technology and history. South Dakota State University offers an English as a new language endorsement and certification programs in early education and early childhood education.
Bachelor degree programs in elementary education, early childhood special education, mathematics education, physical education, and k-12 education are part of the offerings of Black Hills State University. BHSU’s undergraduate programs require students to complete core courses, pre-professional courses, professional courses and teaching internships. According to BHSU, graduates of their teaching programs have a 100% pass rate.
A large selection of bachelor degree programs are offered at Dakota State University. Possible majors include elementary education, English for new media, elementary education/special education, mathematics education and physical education. In addition to the minors, DSU’s teaching programs also offers students choices in minors in areas like art, biology, business education, coaching, educational technology, English, mathematics and physical education, among many others.
The early childhood education program at South Dakota State University offers specializations in birth to age 5; birth to age 8; and elementary education/early childhood education.
The secondary education master degree program at Black Hills State University prepares students for post baccalaureate certification. This 35-credit program is offered in both an on-campus and online version. The campus version can be completed in ten months while the online version usually takes about one year. Courses in this program include middle level methods of teaching; foundations of education and learning theory; curriculum and instruction; and new and emerging technologies for schools.
The educational technology master degree program at Dakota State University offers concentrations in distance education and technology systems. This program not only offers students the chance to earn a graduate degree but also helps them get the edge and keep up with the ever-changing technology in the classroom. Licensed teachers can obtain certification in k-12 educational technology upon completion of this program.
South Dakota State University offers a master degree in curriculum & instruction. This program offers concentrations in elementary curriculum & instruction; early childhood education; family and consumer science; secondary curriculum & instruction; adult and higher education curriculum & instruction; and English as a new language.