Renew a Teaching Certificate in SD
(not a South Dakota teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I keep and renew a teaching certificate in South Dakota?
Teachers use online professional development and continuing education courses to renew a teaching certificate in SD. 15 contact (clock) hours is equivalent to one renewal credit.
What state requirements does a teacher in SD need to meet for renewal?
According to the SD Department of Education, South Dakota teachers renewing a Professional Teaching Certificate need to complete six education-related credits that must include a minimum of three transcripted credits. The remaining three credits shall include continuing education contact hours or transcripted credits. If you have a master’s degree or higher you may renew with any combination of six education-related credits, transcripted credits are not required.
Teachers in South Dakota who are renewing an Advanced Teaching Certificate must complete six education-related transcripted credits or continuing education contact hours.
If all requirements for renewal have not been met by October 1 of the year of expiration, the certificate is invalid. To renew an invalid certificate the applicant must complete six transcripted credit hours. This applies to teachers with a Professional and an Advanced teaching certificate.
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How do I contact the SD Department of Education?
Contact the South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of October 6th, 2020 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.