South Dakota colleges to offer American civics certificates

July 6, 2022


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s six public universities plan to offer undergraduate certificates in an American civics tradition course this fall after Republican Governor Kristi Noem called on regents to promote patriotism.


Noem called on the Board of Regents during the 2021 legislative session to cultivate a “profound love of our country and a realistic picture of its virtue and challenges” across the six schools.


The Legislature handed the state Department of Education $900,000 for a new civics initiative.


Students must complete two U.S history courses as well as two courses in American and state government to earn the certificate.