BHSU School of Education - Endorsements

Please note:  All of the BHSU endorsements are currently undergoing revisions at this time.  Some of the information listed on the following pages may not be accurate.

Endorsements are added to teaching licenses by a state department of education. In many (but not all) cases, BHSU minor programs cover all courses necessary for a teaching endorsement. Endorsements may also require a passing score on a Praxis Content Knowledge Exam. It is important for candidates to understand that endorsements granted by the state of South Dakota are guaranteed in South Dakota only. Minors are more likely than endorsements to be accepted by other states.  Students must apply to the South Dakota Department of Education in Pierre to add a certificate endorsement after completing the required coursework  Candidates are encouraged to contact other states' departments of education to find out the requirements for teacher certification in those states. Questions may be directed to the Director of Field Experiences

The School of Education offers the following endorsements which are available online:

Birth Through Preschool Special Education Endorsement
Birth Through Preschool Endorsement
Kindergarten Endorsement
Special Education Endorsement

Coursework for the following endorsements is also offered


Secondary (7-12): Industrial Technology

7-12 Industrial Technology Endorsement Requirements

A 7-12 technology education endorsement requires 18 semester hours, to include three semester hours in each of the following: the four clusters of communications, manufacturing, construction, and energy/power/transportation; methodology of teaching technology; and safety. The endorsement may also be added by the passage of the designated state test without the verification of coursework.

PRAXIS Exam requirements and PRAXIS Study Guide: #0051

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
TECH 141 Manufacturing Technology 3
TECH 181 Safety Management 3
TECH 262 Energy, Power, & Transportation 3
TECH 330 Communications Technology 3
TECH 350 Methods of Teaching Technology 3
TECH 381 Construction 3



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