Creating Teacher Leaders
The degree in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is designed to meet the needs of individuals who work (or plan to work) in some kind of an instructional capacity. The degree does not lead to a South Dakota teaching certificate nor does it lead to an endorsement on the South Dakota teaching certificate.
The C&I degree is structured to allow a great deal of flexibility. It is expected that students will take a mixture of required courses and elective credits, depending on their areas of interest. These courses may be completed with no intention of seeking a degree, or may be used as part of the basis for completing a C&I degree.
Is it for you?
This program will be a good fit if you:
- Have at least three years of professional teaching experience
- Want to improve your effectiveness in the classroom
- Are interested in education-related research
- Want to be at the forefront of instruction techniques
- Master teacher
- Curriculum specialist