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): History Teaching

7-12 History Teaching Endorsement Requirements

ARSD 24:15:06:09. 
A 7-12 social science education endorsement in history may be added by the passage of the approved content test.

PRAXIS Exam requirements & Study Guide: #0941 

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
HIST 121 Western Civilization 3
HIST 151
HIST 152 (ONE of these)
US History I
US History II
HIST 476 History of South Dakota 3
HIST 115
HIST 313
HIST 412
HIST 418 (ONE of these)
Survey of Non-Western Civilizations
History of the Middle East
History of the Far East
History of Latin America
SEED 415 7-12 Social Science Methods 3



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