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

Natural Science Program

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The University of South Dakota
Professor Miles Koppang
Department of Chemistry
Churchill-Haines Room 115B
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, S.D. 57069
Phone: (605) 677-5693


Master of Natural Science

Program Director: Professor Miles Koppang

Graduate Faculty

Cathy Ezrailson, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Specialization: Science Education

Barbara E. Goodman, Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Specialization: Science and Health Education

Christina Keller, Associate Professor, Ph.D., North Dakota State University. Specialization: Condensed Matter Physics And Physics Education.

 Miles Koppang, Professor, Ph.D., University of North Dakota. Specialization: Analytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry as Applied to Bioanalysis, Electron-Transfer Mechanism at Electrodes, and Chemical Education.

Dan Van Peursem, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Specialization: Applied Mathematics.

Program Description

This program differs from other science programs in that it has been designed specifically for middle and secondary education teachers. It is primarily a summer program at the university so that individuals who are currently engaged in teaching can complete the program. Its purpose is to better equip teachers who find they teaching areas of science in which they were not primarily educated. This degree is offered in cooperation with South Dakota State University.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must have an undergraduate degree that has qualified the applicant for teaching in an area of science or math in a middle- and secondary-school setting.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or graduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicant must have a Secondary Teacher Certificate.

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

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