usf teacher certification brochure
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DESCRIPTIONEarn your master's degree in education and be a teacher.
It’s never too late to dream.
You’re ready for a career change. You want to make a difference.
You enjoy being around young people. You’ve always wanted to teach.
Whatever your reasons are for pursuing a
secondary teaching certificate, the
University of Sioux Falls is here
to make it happen.
USF’s M.Ed. in Teaching is designed for
individuals who currently hold a non-teaching
baccalaureate degree and wish to obtain
secondary teacher certification in their major
content area. In addition to gaining teacher
certification, they earn a master’s degree in
education. All of this is possible in an online
and evening format, culminating in a
professional semester of full-time
Come dream with us!
Did you ever dream you could become a teacher in
just 21 months? Join the USF community of learners
and be ready to make a difference in the world,
starting from your own classroom.
To learn more about USF’s M.Ed. in Teaching,
visit our website at USiouxFalls.edu/GradEd for a
complete list of enrollment requirements,
curriculum, financial aid availability and more.
For more information or to set up a personal visit,
call (800) 888-1047, (605) 331-6710 or
email [email protected].
• Requires a baccalaureate degree in a content area taught in secondary schools or in a related area.
• Includes online and evening classes designed to suit busy lives
• Offers dynamic coursework and professors with real-world experience
• Provides middle and high school teaching certification as well as a master’s degree
• Takes place in a 21-month period
UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS
Master of Educationin Teaching
M.Ed. in Teaching
at a glance:
1101 W 22nd StSioux Falls, SD 57105
“From day one I felt I was more prepared educationally and professionally
than other new teachers in my district.There is a learning curve when you
enter into the teaching profession andI feel USF shortens that curve.”
There is no other program quite like it.
USF makes getting your teaching certificate as convenient
as possible while maintaining the integrity and rigor of
an advanced degree. The program features practical
scheduling, thoughtfully-sequenced class sessions and
dedicated professors who understand your need to
balance it all. Our program has earned a great reputation
in the region and in the state.
There is a teacher inside us all.
There is no “typical” student enrolled in this unique
teacher certification program. Classes are diverse,
with people of all ages, backgrounds and professions
in attendance. From art to biology, from music to
mathematics—we’ve seen it all. You’ll enjoy hands-on
learning experiences and discover the value of serving
others in classrooms and beyond. The lessons you learn
will take you farther than you ever imagined.
We save the best for last.
The final semester of your teaching certification is
known as the professional semester. It includes
research, secondary and content methods, instructional
management and full-time student teaching. Although
the program can be completed in two years, you may elect
to take coursework at a slower pace. Classes are offered
only during specific semesters, so it’s advisable to develop
a plan of study early in the program. Passing Praxis II
scores are required in both content and pedagogy in order
to become certified.
Program Requirements: ––––––––––––––––––––––––––
• Baccalaureate degree in an academic major that is taught at the secondary level or in a related area
• Minimum 2.6 GPA or appropriate disposition and demonstrated knowledge and skill in a related field for provisional entrance; 3.0 GPA for unconditional entrance
• Three completed recommendation forms that address the applicant’s potential disposition as an educator
• Completion of the Praxis II exam in the applicant’s undergraduate major content area, taken within the first nine semester hours of graduate coursework
• Internet and email access
“The staff is definitely the best part of the USF program, and they do a great job stressing the importance of planning.
By implementing those skills, my first two years of teachinghave been much more manageable.”
Steve Blankenshiphigh school economics teacher
Dallas Wilkinsonhigh school