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: Adapted Physical Education Teaching

 K-12 Adapted Physical Education Teaching Endorsement Requirements

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A K-12 adapted physical education endorsement requires a bachelor’s degree in physical education or its equivalent, a survey course in special education, a course in adapted physical education, and at least 135 hours of supervised field experience in providing physical education instruction to individuals with disabilities. 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 352 Adapted PE 3
PE 494 Internship in Adapted Physical Education 3
SPED 300
SPED 405 (ONE of these)
Students with Exceptionalities
Educating Secondary Students with Disabilities


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