Online PD Courses for teachers in South Dakota (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.
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.
How do I contact the SD Department of Education?
Contact the South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501
The information and courses listed on this page are presented as of June 1st, 2020. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know their licensing requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional development and licensing requirements. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.