South Dakota State Requirements

South Dakota Teaching License Renewal

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+Renew Your License | State Requirements

Professional Teaching Certificate Renewal:

  • Complete six education-related credits that must include:
    • A minimum of three transcripted credits or specialized learning experience hours; and
    • 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.

Advanced Teaching Certificate Renewal:

  • Complete six education-related transcripted credits, specialized learning experience hours, or continuing education contact hours.

Initial License to 5 Year Certificate:

  1. 6 credits within 5-year span
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To gain the 10 Year Certificate:

  1. Must have completed an advanced degree: master’s, specialist or doctorate
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To obtain the requirements, the following equivalencies shall be used: 

1 graduate credit = 15 clock hours

 

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and South Dakota license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the South Dakota license renewal process. See the South Dakota Department of Education website for complete SD teacher relicensure information.