College of Education

Students using iPads in the College of Education

Learning today to teach for tomorrow.

The College of Education helps guide students through learning and applying professional knowledge, with an emphasis on integrating technology to positively impact learning. Our students are prepared to not only adapt to changes in education, but to help shape those changes into a better learning experience.

All of our education graduates have a K-12 Technology Endorsement, meaning they know technology and computers. They know how to use the latest software to manage their classroom, or which apps students should use to boost their learning experience.  

The College of Education strives to deliver innovative programs with highly employable graduates. We also leverage our expertise in wellness and the sciences to offer a degree in exercise science.

Degrees and Programs

About the Dean

Dr. Crystal Pauli is a South Dakota native, born and raised in Winner, SD. She earned a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from Capella University, Minneapolis. Dr. Pauli taught at the elementary level in South Dakota before moving to Minnesota where she taught special education in elementary school, middle school, and high school. Prior to coming to DSU in 2001, she was Special Education Child Study Coordinator for ten school districts within the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative in Minnesota. Dr. Pauli serves as the Past President of South Dakota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and is State Webmaster of Alpha Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma International.

Academic Opportunities and Scholarships

Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems

You want to be a leader in all things technology. You are also looking at a business, education or science career. Our Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems is a minor for anyone, in any degree program, who wants to be a tech expert in their field.

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General Beadle Honors Program

Sharpen your intellect, surround yourself with bright minds, and engage in close academic relationships with faculty in the General Beadle Honors Program. Available for any major, in any college.

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Dakota Corps Scholarship

Board of Regents Scholarships

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Support Staff

Diane LeBahn
Diane LeBahn

Senior Secretary

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Shelly Rawstern
Shelly Rawstern

Program Assistant II

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