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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education - Certification Only Program (K-12 Content Areas and 7-12 Content Areas)

This academic certificate program provides an option for individuals who want to become teachers and who have baccalaureate degrees in K-12 or 7-12 content majors in which the South Dakota Board of Education certifies teachers. This certification-only program prepares prospective teachers with the necessary pedagogical knowledge and skills to succeed as K-12 or secondary teachers.

Admission Requirements:

Cumulative GPA of 2.6;

Content GPA of 2.7; and

Completion of ENGL 101 , SPCM 101 , SPED 100 , EPSY 302  and EDFN 338  with no grade less than “C”

Testing Requirements

  1. Successful completion of the pre-professional skills test (PPST) in reading, writing and mathematics.
  2. Successful completion of the Praxis content exam in major area of preparation.
  3. Successful completion of the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exam.

Course Requirements (44 Credits)


This program is recognized by the South Dakota Department of Education and meets South Dakota requirements for certification. It may or may not be recognized by other states’ certification/licensing agencies.