South Dakota - School Counseling Staff Qualifications: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State laws recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and graduate degree requirements for counselors and completion of a practicum or internship.

South Dakota Administrative Rules 24:53:09:01 Preschool through grade 12 school counselor education program

A preschool through grade 12 school counselor education program shall require a master's degree in school guidance or counseling.
The required courses and experiences of a preschool through grade 12 school counselor education program shall meet the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) standards, 2001 edition.
The program shall require candidates to demonstrate the applicable content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills identified in the CACREP standards and to demonstrate competency on the applicable multiple assessment measures in chapters 24:53:04, 24:53:05, and 24:53:06.

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