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): Language Arts Mass Communications Teaching

7-12 Language Arts Mass Communications Teaching Endorsement Requirements 

ARSD 24:15:06:06.
Specific content areas include:

  • (4) Language arts - mass communications: The endorsement may be added by the passage of the designated state test without the verification of coursework.

PRAXIS Exam requirements: None.

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
MCOM 131 Fundamentals of Electronic Media 3
MCOM 161 Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing 3
MCOM 210 Basic Newswriting 3
MCOM 265 Basic Photography 3
MCOM 351 Web Publishing I 3
SEED 424 7-12 Language Arts Methods 3


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