The American Indian Education Certificate is designed for in-service teachers who are interested in learning more about teaching students who are of American Indian descent. This program is the only graduate certificate of its kind in the Board of Regents’ system.

By making this coursework available online, educators and practitioners are now able to work with Native American communities in a more efficient manner. This new offering will also meet emerging workforce and economic development trends across the state.

“The benefit of this program goes beyond graduate students taking part in the program,” said USD President Sheila K. Gestring. “This impacts the entire state. By creating more options and opportunities for our future teachers, we are contributing to the South Dakota workforce in a meaningful way.”

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