State-by-State Certification: South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Education
Accreditation and Teacher Quality
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3134
South Dakota Department of Education: http://doe.sd.gov/oatq/teachercert.aspx
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master’s Degree Needed: No
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No
Other Testing Needed: Yes, Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching.
Description: An individual who serves as school library media specialist has an official endorsement and considered a School Service Specialist
Evaluation Process for Licensure
Criteria for eligible individuals:
- K-12 library media education endorsement program requires l8 semester hours in library media coursework
- Verified teaching experience in K-12 library media within the five-year period immediately preceding application may be accepted in lieu of field experiences at the equivalency of one year’s teaching experience for one semester hour credit for a maximum of three semester hours of the total credit hours required
- A K-12 Library media endorsement can be added to any teaching certificate.
Reciprocity: Yes, but all educators new to South Dakota must complete the initial certification requirements. In addition, all educators new to South Dakota must complete an approved three-credit South Dakota Indian Studies course and a three-credit Human Relations course.