Feb 25, 2021
Secondary education candidates fulfill requirements in general education and take the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) exam in their freshman year; they begin professional education coursework in their junior year. 7-12 education candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.70 and a 2.70 GPA in the major. For more information regarding admission requirements and certification policies, see Teacher Education in this catalog.
No grade below a C will be accepted in a course taken to fulfill the history requirements. Students must maintain a 2.5 (B.A) and a 2.6 (B.S.Ed) cumulative grade point average in the major to meet graduation requirements.
It is recommended that students take HIST 121 , HIST 122 , HIST 151 , and HIST 152 before beginning their upper-division work.
Upper Division U.S. History (6 credits)
Upper Division European History (6 credits)
Upper Division Non-Western History (3 credits)
History Electives (9 credits)
Three courses (9 credits) of HIST courses or with advisor approval, as many as two of the following courses may be substituted.
Secondary (7-12) Teacher Education Requirements - 45 credits
As recommended by NSU's Millicent Atkins School of Education.
General Education Requirements
Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits
Associate degrees - 24 credits
Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)
Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).
Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)
Goal #3: Social Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)
Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)
Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)
Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (AAC Guidelines 7.6).
Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)
Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)
Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.
Degree Requirements (BSEd and BME)
- EDFN 475 - Human Relations 3 credits
- EPSY 302 - Educational Psychology 3 credits
- EPSY 428 - Child and Adolescent Development 3 credits
- INED 411 - South Dakota Indian Studies 3 credits
In addition to fulfilling all General Education Requirements, candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Music Education degrees must take the professional education course work required for certification in the state of South Dakota. See Teacher Education and specific requirements for Elementary Education; and K-12 Certification requirements for majors including Art, Health/Physical Education, Music, World Languages, and Special Education. See Secondary Education for BSEd majors in Biology, Chemistry, English, History, and Mathematics. Of these requirements, EDFN 475 , satisfies the Human Values goal for all majors. BSEd Art Education majors are allowed to take EDFN 475 or ARTH 250 .
TOTAL DEGREE: 120 CREDITS