Elementary Education - Bachelor of Science | Sitting Bull College

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Elementary Education - Bachelor of Science

Program Description

The mission of the Teacher Education program is to ensure the efficacy of our children to succeed in a changing world; Sitting Bull College Education Department provides educational opportunities for future educators of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.  The two-year Teacher Education program and the four-year Elementary/Special Education program focus on the history of Ochethi Sakowin Culture, Language and Values.  The success and uniqueness of our program is directly related to the participation of local North and South Dakota community educators who are aware of the individuality of Standing Rock children and who facilitate in the planning and implementation of our curriculum.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates must pass teacher license exams in the state in which they wish to teach.  States other than North Dakota may require courses specific to their state before licensure.  North Dakota Licensure requires passing scores of a Principals of Learning and Teaching (PLT) PRAXIS and a content (Elementary Education) PRAXIS exam.  Once these exams are passed, graduates from Sitting Bull College will be licensed to teach in grades 1 through 8 in the state of North Dakota.  Other states license in Elementary Education have similar grade ranges for their licenses. 

Contact Information

Chris Fried, Division of Education Director
Telephone: (701) 854-8040
Email: Chris.Fried@sittingbull.edu  

Travis Frank, Education Faculty
Telephone: (701) 854-8016
Email: Travis.Frank@sittingbull.edu