Top Education Schools in South Dakota

By | April 28, 2018

Your search has generated 1 top-ranked education schools in South Dakota. These colleges offer graduate study in field of education, leading to an Master degree. Check out the following table to see a list of major educational schools in the state of South Dakota, each with enrollment statistics, tuition fees and contact information.

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List of Best Education Colleges in South Dakota

Rank Education University
1 University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
School: School of Education
In-State Tuition: $151 per credit
Out-of-State Tuition: $320 per credit
Enrollment: 198

Top Education Schools in South Dakota

History of South Dakota

Long before the arrival of Europeans in America, the indigenous residents of the continent, the Indians, lived on the territory of the modern state of South Dakota . At first, tribes roamed the plains, the main occupation of which was hunting and gathering, later, in the second half of the first millennium AD, settlements of Indians belonging to the culture of “mound builders” appeared in the east of South Dakota.

In the 16th – 17th centuries, the Indians of the Arikara people moved to South Dakota from the south, from Kansas and Nebraska, who were actively engaged in trade and agriculture (with corn, beans and pumpkin as the main crops. Later (at the end of the 17th – beginning of the 18th centuries) merged with the Mandan Indians living on the lands of North Dakota, and the Sioux peoples came to the liberated lands from the east, from Minnesota .

And today, among the population of South Dakota, there are relatively many (about 9%) representatives of indigenous peoples. The state has several large Indian reservations, it ranks third (after Alaska and New Mexico) in the United States in terms of the number of Indians relative to the total number of residents.

The first Europeans to explore South Dakota were the French. In 1742, the natives of Canada (then still a French colony), the la LaVerendry brothers, organized an expedition that apparently passed through the territory of North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota (in 1743). Although there are almost no records of this journey, in 1913 in the city of Pierre (the modern capital of the state) a lead plate was found buried by the expedition members with their names, date and indication of French claims to this territory.

Although there were no European settlers on the lands of South Dakota for several decades, formally it was part of the Louisiana colony, which belonged to France until 1762, then became Spanish for almost forty years, from 1800 again French and, finally, in 1803 sold by Napoleon United States of America.

In 1804, the famous expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, sent by US President Thomas Jefferson to explore and explore new American lands, passed through South Dakota to the west (and returned back to Missouri in 1806).