12 months
654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
340 USD/credit 10200 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This advanced degree Elementary Education program from University of South Dakota is intended to provide the classroom teacher the opportunity to study in greater depth all curriculum and instructional areas related to teaching in elementary schools. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

The Elementary Education program from University of South Dakota strengthens teaching skills and exposes the teacher to a variety of materials and programs used in elementary schools. The program is offered both online and on campus.

Students can specialize in:

  • Culturally & linguistically diverse learners
  • Early childhood education
  • Reading specialist/literacy coach
  • Science, technology and math pedagogy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching English as a New Language 
  • Linguistics and Language Acquisition for P-12 ELL Teachers 
  • P-12 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment for ELL 
  • P-12 Literacy Methods for English Language Learners 
  • Graduate Research & Design 
  • Theory and Pedagogy for Diverse Learners 
  • Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Assessment and Evaluation 
  • Research and Advocacy in Diverse Educational Contexts 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee: $35.00 U.S.D. The application fee cannot be waived and is nonrefundable.
  • Official Transcripts: If transcripts are not originally provided by the institution in the English language, the indigenous language transcript should be submitted along with an English translation. The full English translation must include a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate and that they are qualified to translate the language to English.
  • Official Admission Test Scores: If test scores are required by a graduate program, students may upload a copy of their score report to their GradCAS application. Full admission will require that an official score report is sent to USD directly from the testing body.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Letters must be submitted directly by the recommenders through GradCAS.
  • Statement of Purpose: Refer to program admission requirements for details.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 340 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Vermillion

1024 - 1781 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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