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College of Education and Human Sciences Records
- 1938-2019 (Creation)
1.63 linear feet [1 record box, 1 document case, 1 half document case]
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South Dakota State University has always served as a training ground for educators, although in the earliest years this was not a primary function of the university. Many of the earliest graduates went on to become teachers, and many students taught rural school during college breaks. The first formal department for the preparation of teachers was organized as the Department of Latin and Pedagogy in 1904. In 1906, this department was reorganized as the Department of Philosophy, and courses such as history of education and methods of teaching joined philosophy and psychology offerings. In 1913, a Department of Education was created, and professional courses were added to the curriculum. In 1924, when the various departments were organized into divisions, the Department of Education was grouped with the General Science Division, which later became the College of Arts and Science. The College of Arts and Science administered education until 1975, when it became an autonomous unit called the Division of Education. In 1989, the division was organized into the College of Education and Counseling to serve as the coordinating unit for all professional education programs at South Dakota State University. / The College of Education and Counseling merged with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to form the College of Education and Human Sciences. This college is home to 15 majors and 22 minors offering programs in consumer sciences, counseling and human development, health and nutritional sciences, and teaching, learning and leadership.
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This collection is composed of materials that pertain to the College of Education and Counseling. Included are accreditation reports from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Folders contain correspondence, newsletters, info sheets, pamphlets, programs, brochures, and reports. The info sheets describe the programs that are offered by the college.
The appointment of a Joint Dean of Education and Professor of Educational Administration in June of 2002 by the South Dakota Board of Regents began collaboration between the South Dakota State University College of Education & Counseling, and the University of South Dakota School of Education. The Joint Dean's primary focus is to lead the education efforts on the two campuses, in addition to developing new educational opportunities in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This collection is composed of materials related to the collaboration of SDSU and USD in the Joint College of Education and Counseling. Folders include a brochure that gives examples of collaborations between the schools, a news release announcing the naming of Hank Rubin to the joint Deanship for the program, and material related to the 2004 Annual Convention for American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. This convention material includes a collection of papers and an inventory of initiatives prepared by participants in the No Child Left Behind Faculty Institute.
The undergraduate Teacher Education Program material is composed of materials related to the creation of the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program at South Dakota State University. Included are agendas, minutes, working documents, correspondence, and conference papers.
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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.
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