The mission of the Secondary Science Education program is to ensure the efficacy of our children to succeed in a changing world. The science education degree provides educational opportunities for future educators of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The program focus on the history of Ochethi Sakowin Culture, Language and Values and integrating this into the Secondary Science classroom content. 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.
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 (secondary composite science) PRAXIS exam. Once these exams are passed, graduates from Sitting Bull College will be licensed to teach Science courses in grades 5-12 in the state of North Dakota. Other states license in Secondary Science have similar grade ranges for their licenses.