Apr 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Teacher Residency and Education Division


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Karen J. Kindle, Chairperson
115 Delzell Education Center
(605) 677-5207

ci@usd.edu
www.usd.edu/education/curriculum-and-instruction/

FACULTY

Professors:

Lisa Hazlett, English, Language Arts Education*
Bill Sweeney, Special Education*
Garreth Zalud, Reading Education*

Associate Professors:

Gary Cheeseman, Indian Education*
Susan Gapp, Language Arts, Reading Education*
Karen Kindle, Language Arts, Reading Education, Chair
Kevin Reins, Mathematics Education*
Jing Williams, Social Studies Education

Assistant Professors:

PikWah Lam, Special Education
Dan Mourlam, Technology Education, Program Assessment
Dyanis Popova, English Language Learning, Foundations*

Instructors:

Sherrie Bosse, Director of Academic Advising & Student Engagement
Nicole Carr, Residency Instructor
Kristen DeMuth, Residency Instructor
Marcy Drew, Early Childhood
Monica Iverson, Special Education
Rebecca Phillips, Residency Instructor
Theresa Skinner, Residency Instructor
Don Versteeg, Technology Education
Robin Wiebers, Secondary Education, Assistant Dean, Director of the Center for Student and Professional Services, IAM

The * indicates faculty assigned to the Division of Curriculum & Instruction who also teach in the initial certification programs.

MAJOR:

Elementary Education, B.S.Ed.

ENDORSEMENTS: 

Early Childhood Education
Kindergarten Education
K-12 English as a New Language

MAJORS:

Elementary Education, B.S.Ed.
Elementary Education/Special Education, B.S.Ed.
Secondary Education/Special Education, B.S.Ed.
Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.

SECONDARY TEACHING MAJORS:

Art Education, B.F.A.
Biology Education
Chemistry Education, B.S.
English Education
History Education
Mathematics Education
Modern Languages Education (French, B.A.; German, B.A.; Spanish, B.A. OR B.S.Ed.)
Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal), B.M.
Physical Education 
Physics Education, B.S.
Political Science Education B.A./B.S.
Spanish Education
Speech Education
Theatre Education, B.F.A.

COMPOSITE SUBJECT MINOR:

Physical Science

SINGLE SUBJECT MINORS:

Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Economics
English
History
K-12 English as a New Language
Mass Communication
    Journalism
    Radio/TV
Mathematics
Modern Languages
    French Education
    German Education
    Spanish Education
Music (Instrumental or Vocal)
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading
Sociology
Speech Communication
Theatre

B.S.Ed. (BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION) DEGREES

The Elementary Education undergraduate program in the Division of Teacher Residency and Education prepares reflective teachers whose instructional decision making is based on current theory, research, knowledge and experience in the field of elementary education to meet the future rural, urban, global, and community needs of society. The focus is on supporting the development of highly qualified elementary teachers who demonstrate leadership skills and have the dispositions and expertise to establish a sound educational foundation and effective instructional programs that are based on best practices for pre-school through eighth grade students.

The undergraduate Special Education Program prepares entry-level special education and general education teachers to meet the demands of students with special needs in the State of South Dakota and the surrounding region. The Special Education program emphasizes reflective decision making, leadership, research and service through the rigor and professionalism that are the hallmark of the educational experience at the University of South Dakota. Students in the Special Education Program are required to demonstrate a solid knowledge base and dispositions via pedagogical and experiential opportunities that promote the development of highly qualified special educators.

The Secondary Education Program in the Division of Teacher Residency and Education prepares highly qualified teachers to work with secondary students in diverse middle and high school settings, and provides opportunities for teacher candidates to develop knowledge in their professional fields, acquire pedagogical skills for improving and assessing student learning, and develop dispositions expected of professional educators. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Please contact the department for additional information about available scholarships and awards. Also see School of Education  for school level scholarships.

  • Ben & Lillie Otto Scholarship
  • Constance L. Hoag Scholarship
  • E. Louise Coover Memorial Scholarship
  • Edward G. Ezrailson Memorial Scholarship
  • Hazel Linderman Scholarship
  • Jack and Ila Hunt Family Scholarship Fund
  • Jane Bartling Christensen Scholarship
  • Patricia Tschetter Mendell Memorial Scholarship
  • Reading Recovery-School of Education Scholarship
  • Robert & Elizabeth Wood Elementary Education and Special Education Scholarship
  • Sidney E. Anderson Scholarship

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