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BHSU School of Education - Endorsements

Other Requirements:

Need teaching certification
Certification Requirement: The PRAXIS exam is not required if the coursework has 18 credits approved by the SD DOE

If your previous degree is in elementary education, to be certified at the secondary level, you will need the 7-12 PLT after July 1, 2019

If your degree is in secondary education, to be certified at the elementary level, you will need the K-6 PLT after July 1, 2019.

South Dakota certification is no longer a K-12 certification; BHSU has a K-12 endorsement; you have the choice between Elementary Library Media and Secondary Library Media or both

Contact Information:
Program Coordinator for Registration and Certification:
Micheline Nelson, Director of Field Experiences & Certification Officer
Micheline.Nelson@bhsu.edu

Course Work:

  • ED 431 - Library Media and Technology
  • LIBM 404 Reference Resources
  • LIBM 421 Management of the Library Media Center
  • LIBM 408 Collection Development
  • LIBM 409 Library Methods
  • LIBM 443 Information: Organization, Retrieval, and Discovery
  • LIBM 495 Library Practicum
  • Wyoming Licensure: LIBM 305 Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3) is required

Course Work:

  • ECE 411 Social Development in Early Childhood
  • ECE413 Early Childhood Curriculum
  • ECE 417 Methods of Early Childhood Education
  • ECE 495 Practicum in Early Childhood Education
  • EDFN 365 Computer-based Technology and Learning
  • SPED 460 Family Systems & Professional Collaboration

To receive the Endorsement for Early Childhood Education: Birth – Preschool Age 8, students must have completed EPSY 428 Child and Adolescent Development and SPED 100/300/405 Students with Exceptionalities.

Most undergraduate teaching degrees require coursework focused on child and adolescent development (EPSY 428) and coursework related to teaching students with exceptionalities (SPED 100/300/405). A review of your undergraduate transcript(s) will determine if these two requirements have been met.

Alignment to the Certification Requirements:

LIBM 409 -Library media methodology course (LIBM 409/509)

LIBM 408 - LIBM-ED 431 -Selection of printed and non-printed media to support the instructional program andemerging technology

LIBM 443 - LIBM 409 -Integration of multiple sources of information media into the learning process

LIBM 421 -Administration, supervision, evaluation, and management of human and media resources

LIBM 404 - LIBM 408 - LIBM 443 -Cataloging and management of information resources

Welcome to the Teacher Online Endorsement Website

To add an endorsement to your current teaching certificate, you may select the coursework at the undergraduate level or graduate level in the teaching areas listed on this website. Our focus is to provide endorsements accessible to all teachers. BHSU School of Education is committed to providing these endorsements online. Some teachers might be looking to advance their education and seek a Master’s Degree. This website is designed to guide you in providing the program that best fits your needs.

Some teaching minors, with the passing of the state required test and the appropriate practicum, may lead to licensure. Contact Micheline Nelson, University Certification Officer for additional information.

Steps to Adding an Endorsement

    1. Contact the advisor (see endorsement planning sheets)
    2. Send an unofficial copy of your transcript to the University Certification Officer for approval of possible course substitutions
    3. Apply to BHSU as a non-degree seeking student undergraduate or graduate
    4. Register for classes – After communicating with your advisor, the University Certification Officer will request your registration in the coursework selected
    5. Contact the University Certification Officer to request experiential substitution for prior or current experiences as defined in the South Dakota Administrative Rules (SDAR)
    6. Register for the PRAXIS test if required (see planning sheets)
    7. Apply for adding the endorsement on your teaching certificate through the Department of Education of the appropriate state
    8. The University Certification Officer will sign off on licensure requests upon completion of all requirements
    9. Official transcripts may be requested online from the BHSU Registrar’s Office


K13 Library Media Endorsement requirements in pdf format.

Course Work:

  • ECE 411 Social Development of Young Children
  • ECE 413 Early Childhood Curriculum
  • ECE 417 Methods of Early Childhood Education
  • ECE 495 Practicum (Early Intervention)
  • SPED 410 Behavior Management of Exceptional Children
  • SPED 431 Identification & Assessment in Special Education
  • SPED 460 Family Systems & Professional Collaboration
  • To receive the Endorsement for Early Childhood Special Education: Birth – Preschool Age 8, students must have completed EPSY 428 Child and Adolescent Development and SPED 100/300/405 Students with Exceptionalities.

    Most undergraduate teaching degrees require coursework focused on child and adolescent development (EPSY 428) and coursework related to teaching students with exceptionalities (SPED 100/300/405). A review of your undergraduate transcript(s) will determine if these two requirements have been met.

Alignment to the Certification Requirements:

ECE 411 & SPED 460 - Basic knowledge and understanding of growth and development of the child from birth through age eight with emphasis on the child in physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language, and aesthetic areas to include:

  • Identifying typical and atypical behaviors;
  • Identifying individual learning needs, specifying goals relative to the needs, and implementing program objectives to facilitate those needs; and
  • Comprehending cultural diversity and its implications, to include supporting home language preservation and promoting antibias;

ECE 413& ECE 417 - Demonstrated competence in planning and implementing programs with developmentally appropriate curriculum to include:

  • Use of manipulative materials and play to enhance development and learning; and
  • Integrated learning experiences and activities using central concepts and tools of inquiry in all curriculum content areas with emphasis in language and literacy, mathematics, safety, nutrition, social sciences, science, music, drama, art, and movement;

SPED 100 - Etiology and characteristics of disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (20 U.S.C. 1400 etseq) June 4, 1997;

SPED 460 - SPED 410 - SPED 431 - Placement committee process including:

  • Interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and interagency teaming;
  • Roles and responsibilities of members;
  • Development of Individual Family Service Plan and Individual Educational Program;
  • Monitoring student progress toward annual or semi-annual goals
  • Organization, maintenance, and appropriate use of student record

ECE 413 - ECE 417 - Curriculum, instruction, and intervention to include:

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating a variety of instructional approaches for young children with disabilities
  • Adapting, selecting, and using curricular materials
  • Adapting environment, equipment, and assistive technology devices
  • Developing and implementing positive behavioral interventions
  • Use of techniques for implementation in home, community, and center-based settings

SPED 431 - Screening, assessing, and evaluating young children with special needs, including:

  • Development, selection, administration, and interpretation of formal and informal instruments for academic, cognitive, communicative, social, emotional, behavioral, psychomotor, and self-help skills
  • Application of assessment information for determining eligibility for special education
  • Application of assessment information for developing Individual Family Service Plan and Individual Educational Program

SPED 431 - ECE 495 – Early Intervention Practicum (135 hours) Policies and services related to birth through preschool special education and basic knowledge of state laws, policies, and procedures, including transition procedures

Test Requirements:

PRAXIS Information: Test #5691 only offered four times a year. Passing score: 159

Contact Information:
Program Coordinator for Registration and Certification:
Micheline Nelson, Director of Field Experiences & Certification Officer
Micheline.Nelson@bhsu.edu

Birth through Age 8 (SD) or Birth through Age 5 (WY)

Early Childhood Special Education in pdf sheet.

Birth through Age 8 (SD) or Birth through Age 5 (WY)

Early Childhood Endorsement requirements in pdf sheet.

Endorsements at the Undergraduate Level

Alignment to the Certification Requirements:

  • ECE 411 - Knowledge of the developmental characteristics of the birth through grade three learner
  • SPED 100 (300 – 405) & SPED 460 - and of the student with disabilities
  • EDFN 365 Integrating technology into teaching and learning
  • ECE 413 - Knowledge of curriculum development to design an instructional program that facilitates student achievement and promotes lifelong learning
  • ECE 495 & ECE 417 - Integrated learning experiences and activities using central concepts and tools of inquiry in all curriculum content areas with emphasis in language and literacy, mathematics, safety, nutrition, social sciences, science, music, drama, art, and movement

Test Requirements:

PRAXIS Information: Test #5024 offered monthly. Passing score: 160 – The test requirements are reviewed annually. Check before signing up to find out if it has a new number and possible new passing score.

Depending on your teacher preparation, you might need to take an additional PRAXIS PLT starting July 1, 2019.

K-12 Adapted Physical Education Endorsement

SDAR 24:15:06:20

A K-12 adapted physical education endorsement requires

    1. a bachelor’s degree in physical education or its equivalent,
    2. a survey course in a special education,
    3. a course in adapted physical education, and
    4. at least 135 hours (3 credits) of supervised field experience in providing physical education instruction to individuals with disabilities.
    5. No state test is required or available to validate this endorsement.

Request a review of your transcript from the University Certification Officer to discuss a plan of study to complete this endorsement. Information is available under Contact Us.

This endorsement is approved in South Dakota and Wyoming.

Endorsements at the Graduate Level