Working with children roughly 200 days a year with summers and holidays off doesn’t sound half bad. Now add that you have a chance to make a difference, and it becomes an ideal job.
Teachers have had it rough the past few years, but the job outlook is better than it has been in half a decade. Job satisfaction is reaching a five year high*. Primary and high school teaching jobs are expected to increase by a whopping 12% and 6%*. And lastly, the average salary among public teachers across the country has increased to $56,383*. So why not use your wisdom to impact the next generation?
Yes, there’s a good chance you will buy school supplies with your own money and work with children who don’t pay attention. But, you will also create lasting impressions on other students and have a desk filled with handmade gifts and apples. You probably won’t love every single minute, but you will probably go home at night loving that you’ve made a difference.*NCES, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_211.60.asp
University of South Dakota offers 57 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 572 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 326 Bachelor's degrees, 202 Master's degrees, 27 Doctoral degrees, 15 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates.
Northern State University offers 44 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 216 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 125 Bachelor's degrees, 73 Master's degrees, 15 Associate's degrees, and 3 Certificates.
South Dakota State University offers 41 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 461 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 296 Bachelor's degrees, 91 Master's degrees, 53 Associate's degrees, and 21 Certificates.
University of Sioux Falls offers 30 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 124 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 64 Master's degrees, and 60 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD||24 : 1||9,920|
|Northern State University Aberdeen, SD||38 : 1||3,427|
|South Dakota State University Brookings, SD||22 : 1||11,512|
|Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD||30 : 1||3,858|
|Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD||14 : 1||2,113|
|University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD||29 : 1||1,675|
|Sinte Gleska University Mission, SD||31 : 1||549|
|Dakota State University Madison, SD||31 : 1||3,268|
|Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell, SD||18 : 1||880|
|Mount Marty College Yankton, SD||23 : 1||1,049|
|Oglala Lakota College Kyle, SD||22 : 1||1,306|
|Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD||26 : 1||2,380|
|Sisseton Wahpeton College Sisseton, SD||9 : 1||119|
|Presentation College Aberdeen, SD||17 : 1||584|
|South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, SD||16 : 1||2,525|
|National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School Rapid City, SD|
|National American University-Rapid City Rapid City, SD||1,554 : 1||1,554|