School of Education Hosts Candidate Networking Event

School of Education Networking Photo USD School of Education graduates and students can network with schools and agencies during the teacher candidate networking event on Dec. 2.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s School of Education will host a teacher candidate networking event and dean’s luncheon on Friday, Dec. 2, in the MUC Ballroom.

The teacher candidate networking event--much like a job fair--will feature 17 schools and agencies and more than 100 teacher education candidates.

"This event is an opportunity for school districts to showcase available opportunities and to attract USD graduates to fill upcoming vacancies,” said Sherrie Bosse, Ed.D., academic advisor in the School of Education. “In addition, USD teacher candidates in their junior and senior years are provided a valuable opportunity to practice interview skills and learn more about the districts and agencies that attend."

The dean’s luncheon will follow the morning event, “SD Ed Talks,” a spinoff of Ted Talks, that will feature six USD School of Education professors. “This format will give our partners an opportunity to understand how the School of Education assists students in connecting learning to practice,” said Donald Easton-Brooks, dean of the School of Education.


USD's School of Education is transformative in preparing students both inside and outside the classroom. Its research- and practitioner-based programs train future educators, counselors, leaders, fitness and sport-related professionals for successful careers. The school focuses on a comprehensive learning experience, lifelong learning and developing professionals grounded in best practice. The school’s divisions include counseling and psychology, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, and kinesiology and sport management.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.