Whether you pursue a calling as a teacher, school counselor, educational leader or sport-related professional, the USD School of Education will prepare you for the countless career opportunities available to our graduates. 


Your Program Options

At USD, you'll find innovative programs that cultivate curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. Select one of the following paths to explore your options.

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My ‘why’ is that I’ve always wanted to be that person who I once needed. It’s almost like I’m obligated to give that to the next generation. Not only is it my obligation, but at the same time, it’s just something I love doing.

DeValon Whitcomb

B.S., Kinesiology and Sport Management '19

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Gain Hands-On Experience

From our renowned yearlong residency for future teachers to our unique internships for kinesiology and sport management students, our programs equip students with the real-world experiences they need to find success in their future careers.

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Make an Impact

If you feel inspired to make a difference, you're in the right place. Our students, faculty and staff are leaders who create, share and apply knowledge as they work to improve the lives of others. Whether you want to support children in a school or motivate clients in the gym, a degree from the USD School of Education will help you get there.

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Community Resources & Services

The USD School of Education offers a variety of resources and services to school districts, families and educators in the region. Explore the options below and contact with any questions about the educational and child care resources available to you.

Faculty & Staff

The faculty and staff in the School of Education are dedicated to your success. Your professors bring real-world experience, research strengths and industry connections to the classroom, and your advisors will listen to your unique education and career goals as you collaboratively make a plan for your future.
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Amy Schweinle

Dean-School of Ed
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Robin Wiebers

Assoc Dean-School of Educ
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Jacqueline Wilber Ed.D.

Director-Center for Student and Professional Services
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Gabrielle Strouse

Associate Professor
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Jesse Sealey

Division Chair
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Jessica Daw

Division Chair


Sport & Exercise Psychology; Youth Sport; Coach Ed
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Daniel Mourlam

Division Chair
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Jolinda Gray

Program Assistant II
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Penny Reifenrath

Acctng Asst, Dean's Office Sup
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Support the School of Education

The USD School of Education is developing the educators and leaders of tomorrow. Your support enables us to provide students with the resources, facilities and experiences they need to focus on their education and to pursue their passion for shaping young minds and making a difference.


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School of Education News & Stories

Stay up to date on everything happening at the School of Education through our digital publication The South Dakotan Education. Learn more about the meaningful contributions that our students, faculty, staff and alumni and friends devote themselves to in their communities. 


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School of Education
Delzell Education Center
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069