School of Education Curriculum and Instruction

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The Division of Curriculum & Instruction at The University of South Dakota School of Education is most linked to the preparation of professional educators.  

We offer:
  • Bachelor of Science in Education degree - offered to those candidates seeking initial teacher certification in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education. Each program major is uniquely designed to meet professional standards for teacher preparation.  
  • Master's, Specialist, or Doctoral programs - students seeking advanced preparation may enroll within the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. Students enrolled in advanced study select areas of emphasis within each program area.
  • Master of Science in Technology for Education and Training or Master of Arts in either Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education - affords students the opportunity to engage in advanced study.  These offerings are designed to strengthen content areas, enhance general teaching skills, and add to certification. 
  • Specialist of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degrees - designed for those students seeking careers that include directorial or supervisory and/or teacher training responsibility. Under the advisement of a committee specialist and doctoral candidates develop a program of study which is used as a framework for the degree.