South Dakota Teaching Certifications

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Information currently listed:

  • Journalism Teaching Endorsement: Yes, however journalism falls under mass communications in South Dakota.
  • Pass state assessment or certification test/s: South Dakota does not have a Praxis II test for a Communications Major. However, if an existing teacher wants to add the endorsement to their certificate they would need to submit a passing score on the Praxis II test 0221.
  • NCATE or National Accreditation required: Yes
  • Accepts candidates from states participating in the NASDTEC Interstate Contract: South Dakota DOES belong to the Interstate Certification Compact and the NASDTEC Interstate Contract (Teachers, Administrators, and Vocational Educators) and has comprehensive certification pacts with Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin as well as the Western States Certification Consortium (WSCC).

Resources currently listed:

Information from:

Jantina Nelson-Stastny,

Deedra Gesinger,

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