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Elementary Education

This program will provide a liberal arts core to help the student develop expertise in the basic areas of curriculum taught at the elementary school level; a specific professional body-including foundations; and an integration of theory and practice through multiple field experiences beginning at an early stage in each candidate's preparation program for effective faciliation of the learning process for all students in the elementary school.

Middle School Endorsements

All USF graduates in Elementary Education (K-8), Secondary Education (7-12), and K-12 Programs (Music and Art) have the components of a middle school endorsement integrated within the programs of study. A Praxis Exam is required for a middle school endorsement in English/language arts, math, social sciences, and science. Visit the South Dakota Department of Education for more information.