Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Teacher Residency and Education Division


Daniel Mourlam, Chairperson
115 Delzell Education Center
(605) 658-6640

tre@usd.edu
www.usd.edu/tre

FACULTY

Associate Professors:

Susan Gapp, Ed.D., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Language Arts, Reading Education.
Daniel Mourlam, Ph.D., University of Northern Iowa. Specialization: Educational Technology, Secondary Methods.
Kevin Reins, Ph.D., University of Wyoming. Specialization: Mathematics Education.
Jing (An) Williams, Ph.D., Ohio University. Specialization: Social Studies Education.

Assistant Professor:

John Williams, Ed.D., University of South Dakota: Science Education, STEM Education

Senior Lecturer:

Monica Iverson, Ed.D., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Special Education.

Professor Emeritus:

Garreth Zalud, Ph.D., University of Georgia. Specialization: Reading Education.
Lisa Hazlett, Ph.D., University of Kansas-Lawrence. Specialization: English, Language Arts Education.

Instructors:

Nicole Carr, M.S., Southwest Minnesota State University, Specialization: Elementary Education, Teacher Residency
Kristen DeMuth, M.Ed., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Specialization: Secondary Education, Teacher Residency  
Jamie Hovden, M.A., University of South Dakota, Specialization: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
Kelly Knutson, M.A., University of South Dakota, Specialization: Physical Education, Early Childhood Education
Carla McMurry-Kozak, Ed.S., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Special Education, Secondary Education.
Rebecca Phillips, M.A. Doane University, Specialization: Elementary Education, Teacher Residency
Theresa Skinner, Ed.S., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Secondary Education, Teacher Residency

Lecturer:

Branden Hoefert, M.S., Fort Hays State University. Specialization: Elementary Education, Science Education, STEM Education 
Robin Wiebers, Ed.D., University of South Dakota. Specialization: Secondary Education
Jacqueline Wilber, Ed.D., Doane University. Specialization: English, Language Arts Education, Literacy Education

MAJORS:

Elementary Education, B.S.Ed.
Elementary Education/Special Education, B.S.Ed.
Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.
Special Education, B.S.Ed.
Special Education Double Major Plus Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.

EMPHASES: 

Early Childhood Education
Kindergarten Education

SECONDARY TEACHING MAJORS:

Art Education, B.F.A.
Biology Education
Chemistry Education, B.S.
Communication Studies Education
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

MINORS:

Education Composite
K-12 English as a New Language
Reading

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

Student Learning Outcomes for Elementary & Special Education (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions. 
  2. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  3. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives. 
  4. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  5. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  6. Majors in Special Education will demonstrate content knowledge in the field of special education. 
  7. Majors in Special Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of education, specifically in special education. 
  8. Majors in Special Education will have an impact on student learning in the field of special education.

Student Learning Outcomes for Elementary Education & Early Childhood (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Elementary Education/ Early Childhood education will demonstrate content knowledge in the field of elementary/early childhood education.  
  2. Majors in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of elementary/early childhood education.  
  3. Majors in Elementary/Early childhood Education will have an impact on student learning in the field of elementary/early childhood education.  
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them.  
  5. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.  
  6. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.  
  7. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.  
  8. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions.  

Student Learning Outcomes for Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Elementary Education/ Early Childhood education will demonstrate content knowledge in the field of elementary/early childhood education.  
  2. Majors in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of elementary/early childhood education.  
  3. Majors in Elementary/Early childhood Education will have an impact on student learning in the field of elementary/early childhood education.  
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them.  
  5. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.  
  6. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.  
  7. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.  
  8. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions.  

Student Learning Outcomes for Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Elementary Education will demonstrate content knowledge in the field of elementary education. 
  2. Majors in Elementary Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of elementary education. 
  3. Majors in Elementary Education will have an impact on student learning in the field of elementary education. 
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  5. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  6. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives. 
  7. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  8. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions.

Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education-Biology Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate content knowledge in their major field. 
  2. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of education. 
  3. Majors in Secondary Education will have an impact on student learning in their major field. 
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  5. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  6. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions. 
  7. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  8. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.

Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education-Physical Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions. 
  2. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  3. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  4. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  5. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.

Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education-English Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate content knowledge in their major field. 
  2. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of education. 
  3. Majors in Secondary Education will have an impact on student learning in their major field. 
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  5. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  6. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions. 
  7. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  8. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.

Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education-History Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate content knowledge in their major field. 
  2. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of education. 
  3. Majors in Secondary Education will have an impact on student learning in their major field. 
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  5. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  6. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions. 
  7. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  8. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.

Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education-Mathematics Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate content knowledge in their major field. 
  2. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of education. 
  3. Majors in Secondary Education will have an impact on student learning in their major field. 
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  5. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  6. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions. 
  7. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  8. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.

Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education-Spanish Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate content knowledge in their major field. 
  2. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of education. 
  3. Majors in Secondary Education will have an impact on student learning in their major field. 
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  5. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  6. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions. 
  7. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  8. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.

Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education/Special Education (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Special Education will demonstrate content knowledge in the field of special education. 
  2. Majors in Special Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of education, specifically in special education. 
  3. Majors in Special Education will have an impact on student learning in the field of special education. 
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  5. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  6. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions. 
  7. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  8. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.

Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education-Communication Studies Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)

  1. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate content knowledge in their major field. 
  2. Majors in Secondary Education will demonstrate the application of teaching and learning principles in the field of education. 
  3. Majors in Secondary Education will have an impact on student learning in their major field. 
  4. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them. 
  5. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. 
  6. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions. 
  7. Students will design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal. 
  8. Students will engage in purposeful, ongoing learning activities that improve their knowledge, skills and competence in their personal and professional lives.