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School of Education Hosts Teacher Pathway Event for Sioux Falls School District Students

USD students sitting at a table paneling for the School of Education High school students from the Sioux Falls School District will experience what it is like to be an education major at the Teacher Pathway event on Oct. 28.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s School of Education will host their second Culturally Responsive Teacher Pathway event on Monday, Oct. 28.

The Teacher Pathway program is a partnership between the School of Education and the Sioux Falls School District that is designed to introduce high school students to the teaching profession and culturally responsive practices by allowing them to experience a day-in-the-life of a USD education major. The students that attend are able to sit in on education classes, learn about campus resources pertaining to diversity and speak with current education majors about their journey to discovering USD and the teaching profession.

"The Sioux Falls School District is grateful for the partnership with the University of South Dakota in providing this opportunity for current students and future educators," said James Nold, Ed.D., assistant superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District. "Our students will be given the ability to peer into the life of a college education major and experience the college classroom firsthand.”

The School of Education hosted the inaugural event this February and welcomed students from Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt High Schools. A large number of students were able to participate in the event, and because of its success, the School of Education plans to continue the program in the future.


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