Consumer Information

Consumer Information

Dakota Wesleyan University is committed to helping consumers make well-informed decisions about post-secondary education. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, requires institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to the public. We have assembled this information here in one, easy-to-find location for your convenience.

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Academic Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education Federal Guidelines 34 CFR§600.9(c), programs leading to licensure and/or certification required for entry into the profession are listed below.

DWU designs and updates its professional programs in accordance with requirements for licensure or certification in South Dakota. Students planning to apply for licensure or certification and/or sit for a national certification exam outside of South Dakota must meet any unique requirements for that state.

Assistance will be provided to students in contacting the licensing authority in their state and in understanding the requirements prior to enrollment in a DWU program. When enrolled in an academic program, students will regularly meet with their academic advisor to further determine and prepare for any unique requirements in their state of residence. Students must notify their academic advisor and update the Registrar’s Office when moving to a different state during their academic program.

Current students will receive an annual disclosure notification from the Registrar’s Office if the program does not meet educational requirements for licensure/certification, or if it has not been determined if the program meets educational requirements for licensure/certification in a student’s state of residence. Prospective students will be notified similarly upon admission to the university.


Majors or programs offered at DWU that may lead to licensure/certification include the following:

Contact Christine Mauszycki

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting plus 30 or more credits to sit for the Certified Professional Accountant exam

Education (Bachelor's Degree)
Contact Dr. Ashley Digmann

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in History Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Math Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education

Education (Master's Degree)
Contact Melissa Weber

  • Master of Arts in English as a New Language
  • Master of Arts in PreK-12 Principal

Contact Penny Tilton

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - LPN-BS

Sport, Exercise and Wellness
Contact Randi Christensen

  • Bachelor of Science in Sport, Exercise and Wellness in preparation for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Examination (CSCS)

Athletic Training
Contact Dr. Lana Loken or Dr. Dan Wagner

  • Master of Athletic Training

Resource Information

Voter registration information and forms for South Dakota are available on the website of the Secretary of State

DWU utilizes TurboVote, an online application that provides students with the opportunity to register to vote, get absentee ballots, and receive election reminders.

Institutional Fact Sheet

Student Handbook

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Statement of Nondiscrimination

Dakota Wesleyan University (in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the laws of the state of South Dakota) is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, gender identification, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment in the university (including, but not limited to: recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, housing, athletic and other university administered programs and activities). Inquiries (regarding Title IX and/or 504 compliance) and complaints (regarding the same) should be referred to the university’s Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator. 

Dakota Wesleyan University’s Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator is
Tom Hoek
Sherman Center, Rollins 104
(605) 995-2160 

Dakota Wesleyan University will investigate formal complaints of discrimination or harassment in accordance with the university’s discrimination and harassment policy. Questions regarding Title IX may also be directed to: 

Office of Civil Rights United States Department of Justice
Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20202
(800) 421- 3481