K-12 Special Education

K-12 Special Education Endorsement Requirements

Online Delivery - Graduate LevelĀ 
ARSD 24:15:06:41

Teacher certification and one year of general classroom teaching, or special education paraprofessional experience, or special education certification and one year of special education teaching experience. The passage of the state special education teacher licensing examination; and A minimum of a three semester-hour special education practicum under the supervision of a certified special education teacher and university supervisor at each level of endorsement.

A K-12 special education endorsement requires a minimum of 27 semester credits with a minimum of 24 in special education. The credits in special education shall include vocational transition and a special education practicum of two semester hours at the elementary level and two semester hours at the secondary level. The candidate must demonstrate through coursework knowledge and skills at the K-12 endorsement level to meet the Council of Exceptional Children's performance-based standards covering: foundations, development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, instructional strategies, learning environments and social interactions, communication, instructional planning, assessment, professional and ethical practice, and collaboration.

24:15:06:41. Grade K through grade 8, grade 7 through grade 12, and grade K through grade 12 special education endorsement. A special education endorsement requires:

    1. Teacher certification and one year of general classroom teaching, or special education paraprofessional experience, or special education certification and one year of special education teaching experience;
    2. The passage of the state special education teacher licensing examination; and
    3. A minimum of a three semester-hour special education practicum under the supervision of a certified special education teacher and university supervisor at each level of endorsement.

A K-12 special education endorsement requires a minimum of 27 semester credits with a minimum of 24 in special education. The credits in special education shall include vocational transition and a special education practicum of two semester hours at the elementary level and two semester hours at the secondary level. The candidate must demonstrate through coursework knowledge and skills at the K-12 endorsement level to meet the Council of Exceptional Children's performance-based standards covering: foundations, development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, instructional strategies, learning environments and social interactions, communication, instructional planning, assessment, professional and ethical practice, and collaboration.

A K-8 special education endorsement requires a minimum of 26 semester credits with a minimum of 23 credits in special education. The credits in special education shall include a special education practicum of three semester hours. The candidate must demonstrate through coursework knowledge and skills at the K-8 endorsement level to meet the Council of Exceptional Children's performance-based standards covering: foundations, development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, instructional strategies, learning environments and social interactions, communication, instructional planning, assessment, professional and ethical practice, and collaboration.

A 7-12 special education endorsement requires a minimum of 26 semester credits with a minimum of 23 in special education. The credits in special education shall include vocational transition and a special education practicum of three semester hours. The candidate must demonstrate through coursework knowledge and skills at the 7-12 endorsement level to meet the Council of Exceptional Children's performance-based standards covering: foundations, development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, instructional strategies, learning environments and social interactions, communication, instructional planning, assessment, professional and ethical practice, and collaboration.

Source: 32 SDR 196, effective May 28, 2006; 36 SDR 21, effective August 18, 2009.
General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.
Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.
Reference: 2001 Council of Exceptional Children's performance-based standards. Copies may be obtained from the Council of Exceptional Children website, http://www.cec.sped.org/Standards/Special-Educator-Professional-Preparation-Standards

PRAXIS Exam requirements: #5354 (computer-based); www.ets.org/PRAXIS

COURSEWORK: See Planning Sheet