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School of Education, Counseling and Human Development

The mission of the School of Education, Counseling, and Human Development is to provide high quality educational experiences to learners across the education and human science fields and to generate knowledge of human behavior, learning science and interpersonal relationships.

The School of Education, Counseling and Human Development creates a unique niche across programs in education and human science fields that emphasizes developmental sciences and the science of learning. By more fully integrating human development and education, we will be able to better ground teacher education in the context of developmental and cultural relevance and we will further strengthen our offerings in human development by grounding them in the science of learning. Both areas underscore the importance of how learning across the lifespan develops in diverse learners. Diverse here references not only differences in cognitive and learning styles, but differences in culture, socioeconomic status and lifestyle.

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    Anne Karabon

    Academic Director/Associate Professor

    School of Education, Counseling and Human Development

    Teaching, Learning and Leadership

    Counseling and Human Development

    College of Education and Human Sciences

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Child and Family Resource Network to hold parenting classes in Brookings and Watertown

The Child and Family Resource Network at South Dakota State University will hold four parenting classes during the month of September to focus on helping parents discover what their children’s behaviors could mean.
Play Therapy

SDSU’s play therapy program works to improve children’s mental health

Mental health issues—for adults and children—are on the rise in the United States.
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SDSU researchers working to fill in educational gaps for rural students

In the United States, roughly one-sixth of all K-12 students attend rural school districts. These students face many challenges and are often hampered by both a lack of funding and resources. ...