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Graduate Endorsements

The School of Education offers courses leading to endorsements in Early Childhood/Special Education, Middle School, Pre-Kindergarten, Special Education, Math Specialist, and Science Specialist. Check with graduate studies coordinators for specific course requirements. Endorsements are not recorded on the students’ transcript. Students must apply to the South Dakota Department of Education in Pierre to add a certificate endorsement(s) to their teaching certificate.


FROM ARSD: 24:15:06:41. Grades K-8, grades 7-12, and grades K-12 special education endorsement. The requirements for the special education endorsement are as follows: Teacher certification and three years of general c...

The requirements for the Pre-K (Preschool) endorsement are as follows: An approved program in child development or early childhood education 24 semester hours in child development or early childhood education to i...

Requirements for the Middle School Endorsement are as follows A valid South Dakota elementary or secondary teaching certificate. Eight (8) semester hours to include, but not limited to, junior high/middle school t...

Requirements for the K-12 Science Specialist graduate endorsement are as follows: A valid South Dakota elementary or secondary teaching certificate. Advanced certification (possess a master’s degree and/or N...

Requirements for the K-12 Math Specialist graduate endorsement are as follows: A valid South Dakota elementary or secondary teaching certificate Advanced certification (possess a master’s degree and/or National Board...

K-12 Classroom Technology requires 12 credits that address standards plus a 3-credit technology methods course ED 624 - Computer Applications in K-12 Curriculum (3) ED 642 - Methods of Instructional Technology (3) ED 703...

K-12 Technology Integrationist requires 18 credits that address standards plus a 3-credit technology methods course plus 3 years verifiable teaching experience ED 624 - Computer Applications in K-12 Curriculum (3) ED 642 ...

The requirements for the Early Childhood SPED endorsement are as follows: An approved program in  early childhood special education 24 semester hours in child development or early childhood special education ...