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Secondary Education: Master of Arts (M.A.) plus Certification

This program was developed to provide an avenue into teaching for individuals who have appropriate academic skills and expertise as well as a desire to teach but who have not completed a professional education program. For those individuals with a baccalaureate degree in areas equivalent in content to an approved University of South Dakota teaching major, this program provides an opportunity to become certified to teach at the secondary level. Students with degrees in art, music or physical education will also have to satisfy the necessary requirements for K-12 certification.

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Online and Off-Campus Options

Admission Requirements

For detailed admission requirements, please refer to Teacher Residency and Education in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

Application Deadline

Eight weeks before classes start