Two Dakota State University students from Dell Rapids have recently been given teaching assignments for the year. Most student teachers are place in districts within a 60-mile radius of Madison, SD.
Cassandra Geraets is student teaching second grade for the fall 2021 semester at Crow Creek Tribal Schools. Geraets is an early childhoold/elementary education majors. Megan Griebel is student teaching second grade and special education for the fall 2021 semester in the Brandon Valley School District. Griebel is an elementary education and special education major.
To be accepted into the teacher education program, students must maintain a 2.6 cumulative grade point average and a 2.7 in their major. They must successfully pass the Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Test and the Praxis content exam in their area of preparation, and successfully complete all coursework and field experiences. Candidates work in multi-cultural settings, special education classrooms, regular education classrooms, and volunteer settings with K-12 children prior to acceptance into student teaching.