SD Basic Skills Requirements

SD Basic Skills Requirement

Basic Skills Exam:  
The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752) 

OR  The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751)

Students may mix and match subtests of the Praxis Core 5752 and 5751 to satisfy the basic skills requirement.


The test numbers for each exam are as follows:

Praxis 5752: Combined Test (5752), Reading (5713), Writing (5723), Math (5733)

Praxis 5751: Combined Test (5751), Reading (5712), Writing (5722), Math (5732)

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


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.


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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