South Dakota - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 

In order to become a certified teacher in South Dakota, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree, complete an approved teacher preparation program, and pass state certification examinations.


An applicant new to the profession must submit verification of passing scores on the state certification exams for each content/area authorization and for the pedagogy exam that most closely matches the applicant's preparation; verification of completion of an approved education program or an approved education endorsement.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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