SD Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Early Childhood Education Certification Available: Early Childhood, Birth through Grade Three

Exams Requirements

1. Content Exam: Praxis 5024, Education of Young Children

2. Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5621, Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood or Praxis 5521, if passed by 8/31/11.

3. WGU Program Requirement (for students who matriculated on March 1, 2012 or later):
Any of these four exams meets this requirement:
1.     Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
2.     Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
3.     Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (no longer offered)
4.     Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (no longer offered)

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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