Course Descriptions and Requirements
The Education Department is diverse within itself, holding six unique majors. Students can double major within the department for a specialized career or pair up with a major outside of the department to teach secondary education.
Every student majoring in Education is assigned a faculty advisor within the department. Your advisor will work closely with you to help you decide on classes, to keep you on track in fulfilling the General Education requirements, and to assist you with your endorsements, additional certifications, graduate school, and career opportunities. Course descriptions and requirements for the Education majors and minors are available in the Undergraduate Catalog. Additional information regarding the Teacher Education Program is detailed in the Teacher Education Handbook and the Student Teaching Handbook.
My Augie education instructors truly modeled the best practices of teaching for us budding educators, including building relationships with students. I am proud to carry what they modeled for me into my classroom on behalf of my students.
— Sue Bull '05, high school English teacher
Advising Checklists & Forms
- K-8 Elementary Education/ELED
- K-12 Special Education/SPED
- 7-12 Secondary (SEED) and/or K-12 All-Grades (EK12)
- Communication Disorders/CMDS
- Sign Language Interpreting/INTR
- Certification-Only Programs/ELED/SPED/SEED/EK12
- Minors and Endorsements
- ELED majors seeking MS Endorsement for MN Information Sheet
- Program Application
- Intent to Student Teach Form
- Staffing Form
- Education Information (ELED, SEED, EK12, SPED)
- Communication Disorders: Speech/Language Pathology & Audiology
- Sign Language Interpreting
Accreditation, Assessment and Certification
Our program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED). All programs leading to initial level certification are approved by the South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE). Programs offered by the Education Department integrate the best of Western educational thought with the wisdom of the indigenous Native American culture of the region and emerging research on positive youth development. Augustana College teacher education candidates have nearly a 100 percent pass rate on the required PRAXIS II Content and Pedagogical (PLT) Exams. Specifically pass rates are as follows: 2014-2015: 95% on PLT & 97% on Content Exams; 2013-2014: 100% on PLT & 97% on Content Exams; 2012-2013: 98% on PLT & 98% on Content Exams; 2011-2012: 100% on PLT & 100% on Content Exams. Click on the following links: PRAXIS test information and certification process.