May 10, 2021
Jennifer Kampmann, Assistant Professor
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Wenona Hall 108, Box 507
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.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge of current issues: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program displays knowledge of current practices, research, theories, and issues in education. (Transferable Skill: Teaching/Training)
- Knowledge of learning: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program demonstrates knowledge of how students learn and is able to effectively apply that knowledge within a variety of educational roles. (Transferable Skill: Teaching/Training)
- Curricular processes: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program effectively participates in curricular processes. (Transferable Skill: Teaching/Training)
- Communication skill: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program effectively communicates. (Transferable Skill: Teaching/Training)
- Foundational lifelong learning skills: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program displays commitment to professional involvement and growth through continual learning, reflective practice, and collaboration. (Transferable Skill: Teaching/Training)
- Technology: The graduate of the curriculum and instruction program makes appropriate use of educational technology. (Transferable Skill: Teaching/Training)
Course Delivery Format
The program can be completed online through the Brookings Campus. Some course offerings will be available face to face.
Student Support and Engagement Opportunities
The Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Department has a few assistantships for which students can apply.
Available Options for Graduate Degrees
|Master of Education
||Option A - Thesis
||30 Credit Hours
||Option B - Research/Design Paper
||32 Credit Hours
||Option C - Coursework Only
||35 Credit Hours
Select from the following
Select nine credits from the following. Credits: 9
Select one of the following options
Option B - Research/Design Paper
Option C - Coursework Only
- Approved Electives Credits: 8
Total Required Credits: 30 (Option A), 32 (Option B), 35 (Option C)
Additional Admission Requirements
GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Department requirement of 550 paper-based, 79-80 Internet-based
Applicants must provide a resume, goal statement, and two letters of professional reference to Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. Once all material is received, it is reviewed by the Department. Students are assigned an admission status of “unconditional,” “conditional” or “not admitted.”
Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate coursework.
For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .