Division of Education | Sitting Bull College

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The mission of the sitting Bull College Division of Education is to balance the constructivist view of teaching and learning while integrating the Ochethi Sakowin philosophy, values, and beliefs. Both the institutional and education division mission statements articulate a need to enhance the educational attainment of Standing Rock members while maintaining a focus on Ochethi Sakowin history, language, culture, and values. Since 1995 the education division has integrated constructivist principles throughout the program of study

Admission into the Education program is not automatic. 

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Division of Education bachelor's degree programs is not automatic.  All students must apply and be accepted into the program prior to taking most upper division courses (300-400 levels).  State law requires a background check for student teachers; therefore, Sitting Bull College requires a background check prior to acceptance into the Bachelor program. (See Division of Education Student Policies & Procedures for details.) 
Documentation must be submitted to the Division of Education Chair. Admission requirements are as follows:
  1. Successful completion or be within one semester of completion of an Associate of Science degree in Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Science or an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies. 
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  3. Complete the "Application for Division of Education" form which includes the following documents: signature of acceptance by the admissions committee chair, three letters of recommendation from employers/instructors, and the disposition essay.
  4. Background check.
  5. Acceptable scores of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PRAXIS I).
Upon completion and submission of the listed documents, an interview will be scheduled with the candidate and the Division of Education Admissions committee. 
Once accepted into a Division of Education Bachelor program, a candidate must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 in order to remain in the program.  Candidates must pass all methods courses with a 3.0 or higher.