School of Education

Preparing teachers for over a century
The Millicent Atkins School of Education builds on Northern's rich history as a teaching college to develop the next generation of caring, innovative teachers.

Knowledge is key to turning students into teachers. So is experience. At Northern, you’ll receive training and hands-on experience using the latest in classroom technology. High-quality instruction is coupled with hands-on opportunities for internships, lab experiences and service to the community.

The School of Education also partners with the nearby South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired for numerous educational opportunities. This unique partnership will expand even further thanks to the Educational Impact Campaign, which will result in projects including a brand new SDSBVI facility. Read more here!

Community Engagement

The Millicent Atkins School of Education is proud of its rich heritage of community engagement and involvement. 

Education in the News

Man speaking to crowd in SDSBVI gym

Lessons learned at SDSBVI led alum to career in medical innovation                             

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new endowment through the Northern State University Foundation honors a Northern alumna who worked for almost 40 years in education in South Dakota.