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

Endorsements

Computer Teaching

 Computer Teaching Endorsement Requirements

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A K-12 educational technology teacher endorsement requires an educational technology methodology course in addition to 12 semester hours of coursework as follows:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer technologies and networking concepts, terminology tools, and applications;
  2. Study of designing, operating, and maintaining computer technologies and networking systems;
  3. Development of skills with current productivity and multimedia tools for education;
  4. Demonstrated competencies with integrating educational technology to support teaching and learning; and
  5. Study of equity and ethics associated with the use of educational technology in schools.

Study in the developmental characteristics of K-12 learners and a practicum, internship, or student teaching inclusive of K-12 learners is required in addition to the 12 hours, if not previously completed. Verified teaching experience in K-12 educational technology within the five-year period immediately preceding 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.

PRAXIS Exam requirements: None.

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
ED 624 Computer Applications in K-12 Curriculum 3
ED 6423 Methods of Instructional Technology 3
ED 703 Applying Learning Theory to Instructional Design 3
ED 727 Technology in Education: Maintaining Equity & Ethics 3
ED 728 New & Emerging Technology for Schools 3

 

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