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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


K-12: Athletic Coaching

 K-12 Athletic Coaching Endorsement Requirements

ARSD 24:15:06:32. 
A coach education endorsement for K-8 elementary or 7-12 assistant coach requires successful completion of a care and prevention of athletic injuries course or completion of an equivalent coaching program. A coach education endorsement for 7-12 head varsity coach requires a methodology or theory course in the sport to be coached and a care and prevention of athletic injuries course, or completion of an equivalent coaching program. No state test is required or available to validate this endorsement.

PRAXIS Exam requirements & Study Guide: None

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
PE 354 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3
PE 469
PE 470
PE 471
PE 473
PE 474
PE 475 (ONE of these)
Coaching Baseball/Softball
Coaching Basketball
Coaching Football
Coaching Track & Field/Cross Country
Coaching Wrestling
Coaching Volleyball


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