South Dakota - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Authority

Educator Licensure Authority
Policy Type: 

The South Dakota State Board of Education oversees the teacher certification process within the state.


The South Dakota Board of Education shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, establishing the requirements and criteria that an applicant shall meet in order to be issued a certificate by the secretary as a teacher, administrator, or other educational professional authorizing the holder of the certificate to accept a position in any elementary or secondary school in the grades and fields specified by the certificate.

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