Delivering Well Prepared Teachers Policy
The state should ensure that social studies teachers know all the subject matter they are licensed to teach.
South Dakota does not offer secondary certification in general social studies. Teachers must be certified in a specific discipline within the subject area of social studies.
Middle school social studies teachers in South Dakota must be certified in a middle level education program. Commendably, candidates are required to pass the Praxis II "Middle School Social Studies" test.
South Dakota Administrative Rules 24:15:06:05, -:09 Praxis Testing Requirements www.ets.org
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