This major prepares K-12 teachers to serve the needs of school districts. Graduates are well qualified to teach computer literacy and programming courses. Students are prepared to train other teachers in the integration of computers into other teaching disciplines.
System-wide General Education Requirement (30 Credits)
Teacher candidates complete a yearlong residency / student teaching capstone experience during the final two semesters prior to graduation. Placements are made in districts with which the College of Education has a formal partnership and whose personnel are trained in the co-teaching model. Out-of-area placements are not granted for the yearlong residency / student teaching experience. Requirements for licensure vary from one state to another. If you are interested in professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice. The US Department of Education link will help you learn more about certification in your state.
Students planning to obtain certification and teach outside of South Dakota are encouraged to take