Requirements for the Middle School Endorsement are as follows

  1. A valid South Dakota elementary or secondary teaching certificate.
  2. Eight (8) semester hours to include, but not limited to, junior high/middle school teaching methods, adolescent psychology, interdisciplinary planning, advisee-advisor relationships, cooperative learning and other topics relevant to middle level education, and
  3. Subject areas: A minimum of twelve (12) semester hours in the academic subject area taught, including language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics, physical education, art and music. (See your advisor for the specific coursework in each content area.) A methods class must also be taken in each content area. A fifteen (15) hour practicum in an organized middle school.
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