SD Adding an Endorsement to a Teaching Certificate

The information in this article applies to students enrolled in specific WGU endorsement programs. For additional information on adding areas that are not offered at WGU, see the South Dakota Department of Education website.




WGU Program


How to Add an Additional Endorsement


MA Mathematics Education (MAME)

MA Science Education (MASE)


South Dakota Educators may add middle level or secondary Math and Science endorsements to their license by passing the appropriate Praxis content exam(s). The requirements to add an endorsement in these areas are the same, whether you are adding an endorsement at a new grade level (Elementary to Secondary) or the same grade level (Secondary to Secondary).

MS Special Education (MSSP)


English Language Learning (ENDELL, MAELL)


To add Special Education or English as a New Language to your South Dakota license, you must complete a state-approved program (such as those offered by WGU).


Step 1: Obtain an official copy of your final WGU transcript. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see the Transcript Request, Official WGUarticle. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelope to be included with your application packet. 

Step 2: Follow the online application instructions listed on the SD DoE website. Under "Options Based on Existing Certificate", select "Request a Change" and then select "Request a change based on existing certificate." Follow all instructions to complete your application. If a University Sign-Off form is required, fill out the top portion and send it to the Licensure Office. The Licensure Office will complete the form and email it directly to the SD DoE. Send the partially-completed form to:


Email (preferred): 

Fax: 801-401-7961


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