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    Quote Originally Posted by ewglenn View Post
    Thank you all for the information. Is there anyone here that has lived outside of SD that could compare the state to another. Obviously I'm from SC but I did live in Louisville Kentucky for a year.
    I've lived in Florida (Orlando), New York (Upstate), Washington (Puget Sound Area), and now Nebraska (Omaha/Lincoln Area). I would take South Dakota over all of them. However, I am biased since I grew up in South Dakota only 20-25 minutes from Brookings. I like South Dakota because you get to experience all four seasons, things are cheaper, and no state income tax. Florida was nice to visit, but too darn hot and humid for me. It did get cold several times in the year and a half I lived there, but nothing serious. Obviously no snow. I only experienced New York from fall to spring. Upstate was nice, though the ice storms kinda sucked. Washington near Seattle was typically what you would think of for that area, though I was gone half of the 4.5 years I lived out there (US Navy). Nebraska it probably the closest place I have been that compares to South Dakota. If you like the country, I believe you would like it in South Dakota. Even living in Sioux Falls, you can get out into a rural type setting fairly quick. Sioux Falls is fairly close to cities such as Minneapolis or Omaha, depending how much you like to drive.

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    I would say, at least in this area and in the education fields, the online MA and higher programs are looked at with the same recognition as the on campus equivalent, whether at SDSU or USD. USD does a program called PDC which allows you to be a mentee and teach one year at a school while completing your masters in many educational fields(including admin). You get paid half of what a teacher makes in that year, but your tuition is also reduced. Definitely worth looking into if you happen to go the USD route.

    With that said, all of the schools in the region appear to have great MA programs in the education field, including USF/Augie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gojacksgo View Post
    I would say, at least in this area and in the education fields, the online MA and higher programs are looked at with the same recognition as the on campus equivalent, whether at SDSU or USD. USD does a program called PDC which allows you to be a mentee and teach one year at a school while completing your masters in many educational fields(including admin). You get paid half of what a teacher makes in that year, but your tuition is also reduced. Definitely worth looking into if you happen to go the USD route.

    With that said, all of the schools in the region appear to have great MA programs in the education field, including USF/Augie.
    I know back in Huron, before he passed, Earl Nordby put up a bunch of money for a few dozen teachers in the district to get their Master's through Northern State's program. As far as I know, my friends that did it were very happy with NSU's program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewglenn View Post
    Hey y'all I'm new to the board. I was trying to get some information on CSNBBS but your fan base isn't very active over there so I figured I'd come to the source. I am a veteran and currently a junior at the University of South Carolina in the Physical Education program. My wife and I are thinking of moving to South Dakota after I graduate , particularly the Sioux Falls area. I researched the travel time and both universities (U of SD and SDSU) seem to be about an hour from Sioux Falls. I am wanting to get a masters from one of the schools in education administration and my wife is wanting to eventually get a pharmd (obviously SDSU). What are the pros and cons to each school and what should we think about as far as living in the area (we have a newborn)? I have never lived in/visited SD so I know very little besides what I can find online. Any info would help thanks!
    Thank you, sir, for your service to our country!

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