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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Division of Continuing & Distance Education


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Laurie Becvar, Dean
Division of Continuing and Distance Education
414 East Clark Street
McKusick 211
Vermillion, SD  57069
1-800-233-7937, 605-677-6240 (Vermillion)
712-274-1277 (Sioux City)
605-367-5640 (Sioux Falls)
605-773-2160 (Pierre)
605-394-6720 (Rapid City)
Email: cde@usd.edu
http://www.usd.edu/cde

The mission of The Division of Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) is to bring the academic resources of the University to the citizens of South Dakota, the region, and beyond. Among other things, the Division of Continuing and Distance Education provides students the opportunity to obtain a degree, advance their credentials, or simply learn more about a topic of interest. The University of South Dakota, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org/) to extend face-to-face and videoconference courses and programs to Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre, Watertown, Yankton, South Dakota and to Sioux City, Iowa. Moreover, CDE extends courses and programs online and via correspondence study giving students the opportunity to learn anytime and anywhere. The Division of Continuing and Distance Education at The University of South Dakota coordinates Summer School and arranges unique faculty-led travel and manages TRIO Programs. Finally, CDE facilitates testing services, community education programs and contract education for business, industry, and non-profit organizations.

 Off-Campus and Online Degrees

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DISTANCE PROGRAMS OFFERED ANYTIME and ANYWHERE-No face-to-face experience required. Serving all citizens of South Dakota and beyond.

  • Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (t-DPT) - Online

  • Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) - Online

  • Education Specialist in Educational Administration/ Elementary School Principal - Online

  • Education Specialist in Educational Administration/ Secondary School Principal - Online

  • Education Specialist in Educational Administration/ School District Superintendent - Online

  • Education Specialist in Educational Administration/ Pre-K-12 Principal Specialization- Online

  • Master of Arts in Addiction Studies-Online

  • Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration/ Adult and Higher Education - Online

  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration/ Elementary School Principal - Online

  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration/ Secondary School Principal - Online

  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration/ School District Superintendent - Online

  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration/Pre-K-12 Principal - Online

  • Master of Business Administration-General and Health Services Administration options - Online

  • Master of Science in Technology for Education and Training - Online

  • Master of Science in Administration/ Health Services Administration - Online

  • Master of Science in Administration/ Alcohol & Drug Studies - Online

  • Master of Science in Administration/Criminal Justice - Online

  • Master of Science in Administration/ Organizational Leadership - Online

  • Master of Science in Administration/ Long-Term Care Administration - Online

  • Master of Science in Administration/ Interdisciplinary Studies - Online

  • Master of Science in Computer Science through a grant from the National Science Foundation 

  • Graduate Certificate in Long-Term Care Management - Online

  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Studies - Online

  • Graduate Certificate in Literacy Leadership and Coaching - Online

  • Graduate Certificate in Disaster Mental Health - Online

  • Bachelor of Science in Alcohol & Drug Studies - Online

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Online

  • Bachelor of General Studies – Online 

  •  RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Online

  • Associate of Science in Nursing - Online/Face-to-Face

  • Associate of Arts in General Studies - Online and Correspondence

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies - Online

OFF-CAMPUS DEGREES OFFERED IN SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA - At University Center

  • Doctorate in Education - Adult and Higher Education and PK-12 tracks

  • Masters in Professional Accountancy

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Education with Clinical Mental Health Specialization

  • Master of Science in Administration with Human Resources, Long-Term Care Administration, Health Services Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Alcohol & Drug Studies, and Organizational Leadership Specializations

  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Economics, Marketing, Management, Accounting, and Finance Specializations

  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

  • Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts in Economics

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of General Studies

  • Associate of Arts in General Studies

  • Associate of Science in Nursing

OFF-CAMPUS DEGREES OFFERED IN RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA - At University Center - Rapid City 

  • Doctorate in Education - Adult and Higher Education and PK-12 tracks

  • Master of Science in Administration - Human Resources, Health Services Administration, Long-Term Care Administration, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary, Alcohol & Drug Studies, and Organizational Leadership Specializations

  • Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - General 

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of General Studies

  • Associate of Science in Nursing 

OFF-CAMPUS DEGREES OFFERED IN SIOUX CITY, IOWA

  • Served through online delivery and through an emerging partnership with Western Iowa Technical Community College

OFF-CAMPUS DEGREES OFFERED IN PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Associate of Science in Nursing

  • Bachelor of General Studies

  • Master of Science in Administration - Human Resources Specialization

OFF-CAMPUS DEGREES OFFERED IN WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Associate of Science in Nursing

 Summer School

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The Division of Continuing and Distance Education coordinates Summer School for on campus, off-campus, and through distance learning at The University of South Dakota. Summer school courses are offered in a variety of academic disciplines. These courses may be offered face-to-face at The University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion, SD and at higher education centers in Sioux City, Iowa, and in Watertown, Pierre, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Students may also enroll in summer school courses online, through correspondence, or videoconference delivery.

 Community Education

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The Division of Continuing and Distance Education provides unique, non-credit community education courses for the citizens of Vermillion, South Dakota and the surrounding areas. Through a partnership with the Vermillion School District, community education courses on a wide variety of interesting topics are offered at various locations in Vermillion, South Dakota. The community education courses offered vary each semester. Past community education courses include computer skills, ballroom dancing, gardening, weaving, and many other exciting courses.

 Customized and Professional Education

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The Division of Continuing and Distance Education offers a variety of courses which can be delivered as is or customized to meet an organization’s needs. CDE works in partnership with business leaders to jointly develop and deliver customized educational learning opportunities to meet the needs of the organization’s strategic goals.

 Testing Services

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The Division of Continuing and Distance Education offers various graduate placement examinations: GRE (Graduate Record Examination) subject tests, LSAT (Law School Admission Test), and MPRE (Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination). CDE also offers the national ACT Assessment and the residual ACT tests, as well as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

TRIO Programs

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The Division of Continuing and Distance Education coordinates TRIO Programs. TRIO Programs are a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Over 850,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by more than 2,800 programs nationally. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRIO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff.