SD Basic Skills Requirements

While the South Dakota Department of Education does not require a basic skills exam for certification, WGU requires that all initial licensure students pass an eligible basic skills exam, listed below, within the first 6 months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT) domain.

Basic Skills Exam:
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751)

Praxis I, Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST), if passed by 8/31/14.


Visit these links for more important information:

General Information About Licensing in South Dakota
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for your South Dakota Teaching License



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