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USD School of Education to Host Learning Expo for South Dakota High Schools

University of South Dakota School of Education, Delzell Education building. The USD School of Education is hosting a Learning Expo, in partnership with Educators Rising of South Dakota, Sept. 27.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Education is hosting a Learning Expo, in partnership with Educators Rising of South Dakota, to give high school students and administrators a chance to learn more about USD’s teacher education program Sept. 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Students and administrators will have a chance to explore the teaching profession, learn more about the USD teacher education program, meet current students and professors, and more.

April Lee, School of Education recruiter, said the Learning Expo provides high school students an opportunity to learn more about the School of Education as well as network. “Participants will meet a lot of other students interested in the profession, and they can build relationships and lasting friendships,” Lee said.

The event is free, but the School of Education asks participants to register. Students can register using this link. Schools interested in bringing a group of students can register using this link. Registration closes on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.

Educators Rising is a national network that is transforming how America develops aspiring teachers. Starting with high school students, Educators Rising supports communities to provide passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustain their interest in the profession and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. The result is a pipeline of accomplished teachers who are positioned to make a lasting difference.


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