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.
- Inspiring: preparing candidates to realize their professional potentials through visioning and innovation while being committed to inclusiveness and social justice.
- Leading: preparing candidates who have the knowledge, skills and professional dispositions to advocate for learners, align support systems, and facilitate the work of others to foster success.
- Excellence: preparing candidates who improve lives through evidence-based best practice, exemplifying the highest ethical and professional standards.
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.