Feb 22, 2024
87 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours
Secondary Education Core (40 hours)
Students with an insufficient mathematics background must enroll in either MATH 114 or MATH 115. MATH 351 is a prerequisite for some of the upper division math courses. If you have any questions, please consult the Mathematics Department.
A student must have a CGPA of 2.6 to co-register for EDFN 338 and SEED 296, and a CGPA of 2.7 to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
Must be admitted into Teacher Education to be enrolled in courses in junior year and beyond.
Teacher candidates submit an application for student teaching/residency in December if planning on student teaching in the upcoming fall, or in April if planning on student teaching the following spring. Prior to student teaching, students must have all major/minor coursework completed, and a 2.7 cumulative and major GPA. All coursework in the major/minor must be completed with a “C” or better.
Students are not required to have an Academic Teaching Minor, but may choose to do so.
Mathematics Education core (47 hours)
Allied Requirements (4 hours)
- Computer Programming Course (i.e. CSC 155) 4cr
Four-Year Program Guides and Costs
USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.
Courses or Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification
The educational curriculum for your academic program may or may not meet educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification in states other than South Dakota. If you are planning to apply for licensure/certification in a state other than South Dakota after completion of your program, please review that state and your program on USD’s Licensure-Track Programs webpage. Licensure-Track Programs
If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the USD’s State Authorization webpage.