Addressing the Teacher Shortage
The USD School of Education is proud to uphold a long-standing commitment to attract and support South Dakotans into the education profession.
Years before the current teacher shortage and national reduction in enrollment in university teacher preparation programs, the School of Education responded to research from the Learning Policy Institute by enacting recruitment and retention strategies to safeguard against predicted declines. USD's School of Education efforts to serve South Dakota extend well beyond teacher preparation, including sport officiating certification, school mental health resources and high caliber graduate degree programs.
Read more about the School of Education's strategic initiatives and programs and how USD is actively working to meet the need for educators and other essential school personnel in South Dakota.