Graduates may seek additional certification to their primary teaching certificates authorizing them to teach in other age/grade spans and/or content areas.
All Dakota State University teacher education graduates complete coursework leading to the K-12 Educational Technology Endorsement as part of the degree requirements for their program.
Graduates who complete minor/endorsement programs must pass the applicable content Praxis exam if they wish to be certified to teach in South Dakota. Graduates who earn an endorsement in an area which does not require a content specific test may be granted the endorsement based upon the successful completion of required coursework (e.g. kindergarten, coaching, K-12 educational technology minor or endorsement).
The Administrative Rules of South Dakota require all coursework leading to education endorsement programs must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Education minors/endorsement programs listed below have been approved for the applicable certification in South Dakota. For further information, contact the Certification Officer in the College of Education.
Chemistry Minor/7-12 Endorsement Program (20 credits)