The purpose of Dakota ASSETS is to recruit, prepare, certify, support, and retain qualified candidates to fill teaching positions in identified high need schools in South Dakota.

We are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Financial Assistance is available.

This project is administered by Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE), a division of Black Hills Special Services Cooperative. Our partners include Sinte Gleska University, Oglala Lakota College, Black Hills State University, South Dakota Teach for America, and the South Dakota Department of Education.


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