Education Program


Mitákuyepi, aŋpétu kiŋ lé čhaŋtéwaštéya napéčhiyuzapi
(Relatives, today I extend a heart filled handshake to you)

Sitting Bull College Division of Education has developed the following vision statement for all education programs: As a community of learners in fulfilling Sitting Bull’s vision of building a better future for our children, we emulate the Lakota/Dakota values of bravery, generosity, wisdom, and fortitude.

Our education faculty is dedicated to meeting the challenges presented in today’s global communities by preparing those who will be the teachers of the next generation. The uniqueness of our programs is evident in the curriculum that reflects the vision of the Lakota Leader Sitting Bull, “Let’s put our mind together to see what we can build for our children”.  To ensure that teachers are prepared to work in our Standing Rock Reservation schools we have designed the curriculum to focus on the Lakota/Dakota beliefs, values, and traditions. This program provides students with many opportunities to apply knowledge to the classroom through early field experiences. All programs integrate Constructivist teaching principles in all core course content; this student centered approach is a framework for all of our education programs. We believe that students need to be empowered in heart, mind, and spirit in order to be successful in completing their academic goals.

Sitting Bull College Division of Education is located in a new facility with access to current technological tools and wireless connections. The Sitting Bull College daycare is available for faculty, staff, and students. The hours are intended to accommodate those in need of child care during the mornings, afternoon, and/or evenings. Sitting Bull College financial aid office, registrar, and student service department understand the unique needs of today’s students; they make every effort to provide support for all students.

Please feel free to call, visit, or explore the Sitting Bull College web site for additional information.

Pi la ma ya,

Sitting Bull College Division of Education

US Department of Education Indian Education Professional Development Grant

Sitting Bull College will provide training and support for 10 Native American college students who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and certification in early childhood, elementary, or secondary science education. Based on needs that Sitting Bull College has identified through continuing contact with the 10 school systems on the reservation, the project will take these 10 junior and senior students through graduation and teacher certification in three years. In the fourth and final year, the College will assist them in placement in their first teaching positions and provide induction services during that first year. Students will be selected for the project based on their selection in the teacher training program with priority given to seniors. The ultimate result of the project will be 10 more certified Indian teachers on the reservation which will substantially reduce the high turnover rate that is brought about by rural isolation and the need for teachers to commute.

TNA Application

Student Eligibility Guidelines

Conceptual Framework


Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education

Associate of Science – Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education Teaching Track

Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education Non-Teaching Track

Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science – Secondary Science Education

Bachelor of Science – Elementary/Special Education

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Degree Plans

Degree plans, degree requirements, and more information can be viewed under Degree Plans in the Programs’ tab.

Course Descriptions

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Chris Fried
Sitting Bull College
9299 Hwy 24 Fort Yates, ND 58538