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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Secondary Education (M.A.)


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Varieties of options are available for secondary-school or others who are interested in further development of knowledge and skills necessary for leadership roles in education. Other options available include curriculum director and teacher certification. Maximum flexibility provides for meeting students’ particular interests, backgrounds, and needs.

Master of Arts, Secondary Education Plan B (non–thesis) option: Total 32–34 credit hours


  • Secondary Education 24-26 credit hours
  • Supporting courses 8 credit hours

Master’s Degree and Secondary Teacher Certification


This program enables individuals with a Baccalaureate degree in a content area equivalent to an approved University of South Dakota teaching major to become certified at the secondary-school level in South Dakota and earn a Master of Art’s degree. Students with degrees in art, music and physical education will also have to satisfy the necessary requirements for K–12 certification. This program is unique in that students are required to complete specific undergraduate course work that is required for certification and one semester of student teaching in addition to graduate course requirements. Specific requirements are determined through a careful transcript review process.

Master of Arts, Secondary Education with certification Plan B only (non–thesis only): Total 55 credit hours


  • Graduate SEED core 18 credit hours
  • Required supporting courses 15 credit hours
  • Undergraduate SEED courses 22 credit hours

Graduate Secondary Education core + certification course work: 18 credit hours:


  • Principles and Problems course or its equivalent, with appropriate content area. 3 credit hours required.

Required undergraduate course work: 22 credit hours


  • SEED 394 - Internship 1 credit hour
  • SEED 400 - Methods and Media in Middle/High School 2 credit hours
  • SEED 440 - Classroom Management 1 credit hour
  • SEED 488 - 7–12 Student Teaching 9 credit hours
  • EDER 415 - Educational Measurements 2 credit hours
  • SEED 411–424 - Special Methods course in major and minor 3-6 credit hours
  • TET 435 - Internet in the Classroom 1 credit hour

Secondary Education Curriculum Director


Master of Arts, Curriculum Director, Plan B (non–thesis): Total 35–42 credit hours


  • Curriculum Director core 12 credit hours
  • Required supporting courses 12 credit hours
  • Other support courses 2-6 credit hours
  • Program Specific courses 9-12 credit hours

Other support Courses: 2-6 credit hours


  • SPED Elective 1-3 credit hours
  • Elective - Technology 1-3 credit hours

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