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Reading K-12 Teaching

Gain the knowledge and real-world experiences you need to become a leader who can change the world of learning for younger generations.

Why Study Reading (K-12) Teaching?

As a reading (K-12) teaching minor at USD, you will gain an enhanced understanding of reading and how to teach reading using certain methods and strategies. Here you will be immersed in a comprehensive learning experience while learning lifelong skills that will set you up for success in your field. Our program provides you with rich experiences in and beyond the classroom so you can pursue your career in education. You will enhance your teaching skills and gain professional expertise needed to excel in the workplace.

Position yourself for a successful and rewarding career in education as a reading (K-12) teaching minor at USD.

Degrees & Offerings

Reading K-12 Teaching

  Vermillion Main Campus

A minor in reading (K-12) teaching will help you develop critical thinking and leadership skills that will serve you in any career. Here you will take courses dealing with language arts, content literacy, grammar and reading methods.

Program Details






Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in teacher residency & education.
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Teacher Residency & Education

The Division of Teacher Residency & Education is focused on preparing effective, responsive teachers who can meet the needs of all students in today's schools. Through unique features such as a robust yearlong residency, an emphasis on technology and curriculum that recognizes a variety of learners, our division offers an enriching education for educators and leaders.

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Center for Student and Professional Services

The School of Education offers resources and support for you in the Center for Student and Professional Services (CSPS). Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you with resources to help you excel personally, academically and professionally.

Faculty & staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Division of Teacher Residency & Education. Our faculty's K-12 experience informs their teaching; they know what it's like to manage a classroom, plan curriculum and teach a wide variety of learners, so they have the expertise necessary to prepare you for your future classroom.
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Daniel Mourlam

Division Chair
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Susan Gapp

Associate Professor
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Jing Williams

Associate Professor


Social Studies Education
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John Williams

Assistant Professor
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Lisa Hazlett



Young adult literature; secondary ELA education
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Nicki Carr

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Danielle Davenport

Senior Secretary
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Kristen DeMuth

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Jamie Hovden

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Monica Iverson

Senior Lecturer


Special Education
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Kelly Knutson

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Carla Kozak



K-12 Special Education
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Kevin Reins

Associate Professor

hear from a usd alum

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The School of Education has been so encouraging during my time at USD. My favorite part of the program is the Year-Long Residency that is completed during the fourth year. An entire year spent student teaching in a classroom is bound to prepare you for (almost) anything. I have received guidance from many of the staff at the SOE and am thankful for their support.

Bailey Kahle

B.S.Ed. Elementary Education '22
4th Grade Teacher, Waukee Elementary School
Waukee, Iowa

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