Middle School

Middle School Endorsement

5-8 Middle Level Education Endorsement 

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A 5-8 middle level education endorsement requires completion of eight semester hours of coursework in the design of curriculum and instructional strategies for middle level learners, developmental characteristics of the middle level learner, and other topics relative to the concepts of middle level education or the middle level learner and the completion of a practicum, internship, or student teaching in a formally organized middle school or junior high, or the passage of the middle school pedagogy test. Verified teaching experience in a formally organized middle school or junior high 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.

    • Source: 25 SDR 13, adopted July 21, 1998, effective September 1, 2000; transferred from § 24:16:08:09, 30 SDR 211, effective July 5, 2004; 32 SDR 41, effective September 11, 2005; 36 SDR 169, effective May 11, 2010.
    • General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.
    • Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.


5-8 Middle Level Education Endorsement for Content Areas 

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A middle level education endorsement for language arts, mathematics, natural science, and social science shall be added by the passage of the designated state content test.

    • Source: 25 SDR 13, adopted July 21, 1998, effective September 1, 2000; transferred from § 24:16:08:10, 30 SDR 211, effective July 5, 2004; 32 SDR 41, effective September 11, 2005; 36 SDR 169, effective May 11, 2010.
    • General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.
    • Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.

South Dakota requires the PRAXIS test in each Middle School content for certification. Wyoming requires additional coursework and practicum. The planning sheets are available for each content.


COURSEWORK: 

Language Arts Planning Sheet 

Mathematics Planning Sheet 

Science Planning Sheet 

Social Science Planning Sheet