Kindergarten Education Endorsement

Online Delivery – Undergraduate Level
SDAR 24:15:06:03

A kindergarten education endorsement requires completion of nine semester hours in early childhood education, including a course in kindergarten education, and a practicum, internship, or student teaching in kindergarten. Verified teaching experience in kindergarten within the five-year period immediately preceding the application may be accepted in lieu of the above field experiences at the equivalency of one year’s teaching experience for one semester hour credit for a maximum of three semester hours of the total credit hours required. No state test is required or available to validate this endorsement.

Experiential substitution for the practicum can be requested. The school administrator and director of the Office of Field Experiences need to approve the request.

PRAXIS: No Exam Required

COURSEWORK: See Planning Sheet

This endorsement is valid in South Dakota only.