Andrew Stremmel, Department Head
Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership (TLL)
Wenona Hall 108
Professor Stremmel, Head; Professors Cutler, DeBates, Erion, Gilkerson, Hacker, Helling, Penrod, Romerein-Holmes, Wilson; Distinguished Professor Emerita Widvey; Professors Emeriti Amiotte, Edeburn, Everett, C.Hanson, D. Jensen, Lingren, P. Miller, J. Pedersen, L. Rogers, G.Steinley; Associate Professors Bowne, Rasmussen; Assistant Professors Bertolini, Burns, Edgar, Kim, M. Moeller, Nganga, Scully, Smith; Instructors Ballou, Brokmeier, Gloege, Kampmann, Lacher-Starace, Venhuizen, Weber
The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership prepares educational professionals to be teachers and educational leaders for the 21st century in three major program areas.
Program units in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership include Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration, and Teacher Education.
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Major prepares professionals who work in educational settings with children in order to promote their cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development. Program content includes the theory and practice of working with children and their families and communities. The program offers an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Major- Birth to 5 Specialization and an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Major- Birth to 8 Specialization . Students may also enroll in the Early Childhood Education Major - Cooperative Program with either Dakota State University or Northern State University.
The Secondary Teacher Education program prepares students to teach in an academic major and/or other fields in which they are appropriately prepared. Students complete the requirements for a B.S or B.A. degree in an academic major before or while meeting the requirements for South Dakota teacher certification. The program in Teacher Education is a certification program in which students who are completing a major in an academic discipline of their choice can become certified in secondary education (middle and high school) in one or several subject areas and/or K-12 teaching in art, world languages, music, or physical education. The department also offers undergraduate majors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership, offered through the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences.
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The department also offers Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and in Educational Administration. For further information about graduate studies, refer to the graduate bulletin.