Our Mission

The University of South Dakota School of Education prepares and supports reflective professionals and leaders by creating, sharing and applying knowledge.

Our Vision

Inspiring and leading through excellence in education.

We cultivate curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. We collaborate using project-based learning strategies and communicate effectively with diverse learners.

We offer innovative programs, including the yearlong residency which we pioneered to allow our students a full year of teaching experience incorporated into a four-year plan. Our graduates leave our programs as highly qualified and marketable professionals.