Secondary Education

NSU secondary education graduates are in high demand in South Dakota schools and throughout the U.S.

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School of Education

Secondary Education

NSU’s broad-based, balanced secondary education program lays the groundwork to help you flourish as an outstanding educator and effective leader in today’s diverse classrooms.  NSU secondary education graduates are in high demand in South Dakota schools and throughout the U.S.

NSU provides hands-on, effective teacher preparation that includes extensive experience in actual secondary classrooms.

In this program, you’ll examine:

  • Classroom diversity
  • Creating lessons according to state and national content standards
  • Actively involving students in their learning environments

You’ll also have the unique opportunity to provide reading and writing instruction to secondary students through the distinguished NSU Reading Clinic.

A major area of study is required if you plan to apply to teach secondary school in South Dakota, and NSU is ready with options to suit your interests and career goals. Choose from the following education areas: biology, chemistry, language arts/English, history, mathematics, and speech/debate.

You’ll also be encouraged to enhance your employability with additional coursework in art, music, physical education, Spanish, or special education. 

 

 

Careers 

NSU’s B.S. in secondary education program provides the necessary framework for an entry-level career in teaching. Graduates can pursue careers as middle or high school teachers or paraprofessionals, or apply to graduate school.

NSU offers academic advising throughout your college experience, as well as focused career planning. For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact the NSU Career Center.

Internships 

Students gain valuable hands-on experience during their secondary block and student teaching semesters. NSU’s extensive field experiences, under the supervision of university faculty, give you the practical experience and assistance you need to apply your newly gained knowledge in the secondary classroom.

Scholarships 

School of Education scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and upperclassmen. For details, please contact the School of Education or call 605-626-2417.

The NSU Future Educator Scholarship provides $1,000 non-renewable scholarships to incoming freshmen who are secondary education majors in the high-demand areas of mathematics, language arts, science or music.  

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