School Library Connection

South Dakota

Contact Information

South Dakota Department of Education
Accreditation and Teacher Quality
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: (605) 773-3134


South Dakota Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, score of 152.

Other Testing Needed: Yes, Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching.

Description: An individual who serves as school library media specialist has an official endorsement and considered a School Service Specialist

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:

Reciprocity: Yes, but all educators new to South Dakota must complete the initial certification requirements. In addition, all educators new to South Dakota must complete an approved three-credit South Dakota Indian Studies course and a three-credit Human Relations course.

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