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USD Connects Education Students with Schools in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska

VERMILLION, S.D. — Twenty school districts plan to attend the USD Teacher Candidate Networking Event on Friday, Dec. 4, on the University of South Dakota campus.

The goal is to connect schools looking to fill the need for qualified teachers with students looking for a job or student teaching opportunity, said Sherrie Bosse, senior lecturer in USD’s School of Education. USD teacher candidates who are currently student teaching may attend from 1-2 p.m. and USD juniors looking for student teaching opportunities are invited to stop by 2-3 p.m. The event will be held in the Muenster University Center Ballroom.

School districts that plan to attend:

  • Andes Central, Lake Andes, South Dakota
  • Chamberlain, South Dakota
  • Dakota Valley, North Sioux City, South Dakota
  • Elk Point, South Dakota
  • Harrisburg, South Dakota
  • Hartington-Newcastle, Nebraska
  • Menno, South Dakota
  • Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Parkston, South Dakota
  • Ponca, Nebraska
  • Sioux City, Iowa
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Catholic
  • Tea (South Dakota) Area
  • Todd County, Mission, South Dakota
  • Umonhon Nation, Macy, Nebraska
  • Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Viborg-Hurley (South Dakota)
  • Watertown, South Dakota
  • West Central, Hartford, South Dakota


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, kinesiology and sport management, and teacher residency and education.


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 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News