Sep 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Curriculum and Instruction Division


Division Chairperson and Graduate Program Director: Garreth Zalud
 

Division of Curriculum and Instruction
115 Delzell Education Center
Phone: 605-677-5207

ci@usd.edu
http://www.usd.edu/ci

FACULTY

 Professors:

Lisa A. Hazlett, Ph.D., University of Kansas-Lawrence. Specialization: English, Language Arts Education.
William J. Sweeney, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Specialization: Special Education.
Garreth Zalud, Ph.D., University of Georgia. Specialization: Reading Education.

Associate Professors:

Gary Cheeseman, Ed.D., St. Mary’s University. Specialization: Indian Education.
Susan Gapp, Ed.D., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Language Arts, Reading Education.
Karen Kindle, Ed.D., University of Houston. Specialization: English Language Learners, Language Arts, Reading Education.*
Kevin Reins, Ph.D., University of Wyoming. Specialization: Mathematics Education.

 Assistant Professors:

Dan Mourlam, Ph.D., University of Northern Iowa. Specialization: Instructional Technology, Secondary Methods.*
Dynais Popova, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University, English Language Learning, Cultural Responsiveness.
Jing (An) Williams, Ph.D., Ohio University. Specialization: Social Studies Education.*

Senior Lecturer:

Sherrie Bosse, Ed.D., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education.*

Instructors:

Marcy Drew, Ed.D., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education.*
Monica Iverson
, Ed.D., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Special Education.
Don Versteeg, Ed.S., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Technology Education.*
Andrea Wange, Ed.S., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Secondary Education.*
Robin Wiebers, Ed.D., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Secondary Education, Professional Development.*

The * indicates faculty assigned to the Division of Teacher Residency and Education who also teach courses in C&I programs.

DEGREE

Master of Arts, Plan A and Plan B
Master of Science, Plan B only
Doctor of Education

Master of Arts, Plan A and B

Elementary Education  

SPECIALIZATION

Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Learners
Early Childhood Education
Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach
Science/Technology/Math

Secondary Education  

SPECIALIZATION

Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Learners
Science/Technology/Math

Special Education, Plan B only  

SPECIALIZATION

Advanced Specialist in Disabilities
Multicategorical Special Education K-12
Early Childhood Special Education

Master of Science, Plan B only

Technology for Education and Training  

Doctor of Education

Curriculum and Instruction  

CERTIFICATE

American Indian Education  
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Learners   
Literacy Leadership and Coaching *
Reading Interventionist   
Science, Technology, and Math Pedagogy  

* The online certificate program begins in the fall semester of odd years and runs three consecutive semesters.

Division of Curriculum and Instruction

The graduate programs in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction are designed to prepare individuals for leadership positions in schools, districts, and higher education. Programs within the Division of Curriculum and Instruction prepare individuals for roles related to classroom instruction, coordination of curriculum and pedagogy, evaluation and assessment of student’s educational performance, and expanding the research knowledge base related to “best practices” and effective instruction. The Division of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to preparing its graduates to be “highly qualified” reflective decision-makers.

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction administers the Induction and Mentoring (IAM) program. IAM is a collaborative program between area school districts and the School of Education. The purpose of IAM is to develop the best learning environments for students and teachers. IAM supports the learning of experienced and beginning teachers by creating settings in which novices enter professional practice by working with expert practitioners, enabling veteran teachers to renew their own professional development and assume new roles as mentors and teacher leaders. Both the mentor teachers and the newly licensed teachers are enrolled in graduate coursework in an education-related field at USD. At the end of the 15-month program, the new teachers have a full year of teaching experience and a master’s degree in education. The mentors have had a year of new experiences while working with new teachers and also at least 30 credit hours toward a graduate degree in the School of Education. In IAM, mentors from the school districts and new teachers serving as graduate interns work together to exchange ideas, materials, teaching demonstrations and teaching technologies. Should you have questions about the IAM program, please contact program director and Assistant Dean, Dr. Robin Wiebers (Robin.Wiebers@usd.edu). The IAM program is not accepting applicants for 2019-2020 academic year.

The University of South Dakota Regional Reading Recovery Training Center is located in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. The Training Center was established in 1997 to train both Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders and Reading Recovery Teachers. The Reading Recovery Training Center provides technical assistance and professional development for Reading Recovery sites in South Dakota and the surrounding states. Should you have any questions about Reading Recovery please contact the director of the training center, Dr. Garreth Zalud (Garreth.Zalud@usd.edu).

Students with bachelor degrees in teaching majors that are approved by the University of South Dakota may apply to the MA SEED + Certification program  in the Division of Teacher Residency and Education  for a program leading to initial licensure.

Certificate Description

The coursework that leads to a graduate certificate in Literacy Leadership and Coaching is designed for Reading Specialists and Curriculum Leaders who are seeking to improve their knowledge and skill in literacy coaching, program leadership, and working with diverse learners.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (Doctor of Education)

  1. Completed Graduate Application form found at: https://www.usd.edu/graduate-school/apply-now and a non-refundable application fee of $35.
  2. Official transcript(s) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit (in English or with translation) must accompany an application. Official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students. The USD Graduate School and/or academic units retain the right to require credential evaluations from organizations, such as Educational Credential Evaluators/World Education Services (ECE/WES), for a student if such an evaluation is deemed necessary.
  3. Applicants with a baccalaureate degree may be qualified for admission into the graduate program. Baccalaureate degree must be from an institution with full regional accreditation for that degree. For doctoral applicants, a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree from an accredited institution is required. A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 on conferred degree and/or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, based on a 4.0 scale, on all graduate coursework is required for full admission. Each graduate program may admit students on provisional status per university policy.
  4. Applicants with degrees from countries other than the United States who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited American college or university are not required to submit an approved English proficiency exam score. For all other applicants, a minimum score of 79 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) or 550 on the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT), a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or a minimum PTE score of 53 is required for graduate admission. Applicants from or who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree from English-speaking countries are not required to submit an approved English proficiency exam score if their academic records after review indicate that English was the classroom language for their schoolwork.
  5. Applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose or goal statement.

Additional Program Admission Requirements:

  1. Three (3) professional letters of recommendation are required.

Subject to faculty approval, applicants who do not meet all of the above criteria may be admitted on a provisional basis.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (Master of Arts and Master of Science)

  1. Completed Graduate Application form found at: https://www.usd.edu/graduate-school/apply-now and a non-refundable application fee of $35.
  2. Official transcript(s) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit (in English or with translation) must accompany an application. Official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students. The USD Graduate School and/or academic units retain the right to require credential evaluations from organizations, such as Educational Credential Evaluators/World Education Services (ECE/WES), for a student if such an evaluation is deemed necessary.
  3. Applicants with a baccalaureate degree may be qualified for admission into the graduate program. Baccalaureate degree must be from an institution with full regional accreditation for that degree. A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 on conferred degree and/or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, based on a 4.0 scale, on all graduate coursework is required for full admission. Each graduate program may admit students on provisional status per university policy.
  4. Applicants with degrees from countries other than the United States who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited American college or university are not required to submit an approved English proficiency exam score. For all other applicants, a minimum score of 79 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) or 550 on the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT), a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or a minimum PTE score of 53 is required for graduate admission. Applicants from or who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree from English-speaking countries are not required to submit an approved English proficiency exam score if their academic records after review indicate that English was the classroom language for their schoolwork.
  5. Applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose or goal statement.

Additional Program Admission Requirements:

  1. All applicants must have a teaching license and one year of experience for all master’s programs except the M.A. in SPED multi-categorical or M.S. in TET programs. Applicants must provide a copy of their license or a link to their state’s website to access the information.
    Note: Students with baccalaureate degrees in teaching majors that are approved by the University of South Dakota may apply to the Master of Arts in Secondary Education Plus Certification   program in the Division of Teacher Residency and Education for a program leading to initial licensure.
  2. Three (3) professional letters of recommendation are required.

Subject to faculty approval, applicants who do not meet all of the above criteria may be admitted on a provisional basis.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (Graduate Certificates)

  1. Completed Graduate Application form found at: https://www.usd.edu/graduate-school/apply-now and a non-refundable application fee of $35.
  2. Official transcript(s) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit (in English or with translation) must accompany an application. Official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students. The USD Graduate School and/or academic units retain the right to require credential evaluations from organizations, such as Educational Credential Evaluators/World Education Services (ECE/WES), for a student if such an evaluation is deemed necessary.
  3. Applicants with a baccalaureate degree may be qualified for admission into the graduate program. Baccalaureate degree must be from an institution with full regional accreditation for that degree. A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 on conferred degree and/or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, based on a 4.0 scale, on all graduate coursework is required for full admission. Applicants to the Literacy Leadership and Coaching graduate certificate must complete a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education/Reading Specialist, Curriculum Leaders, and/or certified Reading Specialist. Each graduate program may admit students on provisional status per university policy.
  4. Applicants with degrees from countries other than the United States who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited American college or university are not required to submit an approved English proficiency exam score. For all other applicants, a minimum score of 79 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) or 550 on the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT), a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or a minimum PTE score of 53 is required for graduate admission. Applicants from or who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree from English-speaking countries are not required to submit an approved English proficiency exam score if their academic records after review indicate that English was the classroom language for their schoolwork.
  5. Applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose or goal statement.

Additional Program Admission Requirements:

  1. All applicants must have a teaching license and one year of teaching experience. Applicants must provide a copy of their license or a link to their state’s website to access the information.

Subject to faculty approval, applicants who do not meet all of the above criteria may be admitted on a provisional basis.

Programs