K-12 SD Indian Studies Teaching Endorsement Requirements 

ARSD 24:15:06:21. 
A K 12 South Dakota Indian studies education endorsement requires a South Dakota Indian studies methodology course in addition to 12 semester hours in the language, history, culture, and literature of South Dakota American Indians. 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 South Dakota Indian studies 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 & Study Guide: None

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
AIS 257 Early American Indian History & Culture 3
AIS 369 Modern American Indian History & Culture 3
AIS 101 Introductory Lakota I 4
AIS 214 Introduction to American Indian Literature 3
EPSY 428 Child & Adolescent Growth & Development 3
ELED 495
SEED 495 (ONE of these)
Elementary Practicum
Secondary Practicum


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