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South Dakota Teacher Professional Development

South Dakota teachers take Model Teaching courses every year to help them renew their teaching license, advance their salary, or simply to improve their instructional effectiveness. Learn more below about how our professional development and continuing education courses can help you today!

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Professional Development Courses For South Dakota Teachers

High-quality, straightforward, and cost-effective online courses (including graduate-level) for South Dakota Teachers. Let us show you have we can help you improve your teaching effectiveness, maintain your teaching license, or advance your teaching career.

  • High-Quality Courses, Chock-Full of Resources, Tools, & Templates

  • Access Your Courses Immediately, Any-Time, Anywhere

  • Simple, Intuitive Lessons & Learning Platform

HOW OUR COURSES WORK

South Dakota Teacher License Renewal Requirements

South Dakota teachers utilize Model Teaching courses every year to earn academic credits for license renewal. All Model Teaching university-partnered courses provide graduate-level semester credit for license renewal or salary advancement purposes. You may choose any Model Teaching university-partnered courses of interest or enroll in one of our Course Bundle Packs – the most cost-effective way to earn credits.

  • Regionally-Accredited Semester Credits

Model Teaching offers great options for South Dakota teachers to earn semester credits from accredited universities in order to renew or maintain their teaching certification.

Both our Academic Credit/ University Partnered Courses and Professional Development courses are acceptable for South Dakota teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The South Dakota Department of Education.  However, we encourage users to confirm their specific teaching license renewal requirements with their state or local licence-granting authority prior to enrolling.

Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.

South Dakota teachers must complete 6 education-related credits over a 5-year period to renew their teacher license. Only 3 of these credits must be taken through a regionally-accredited college or university. The remaining 3 credits (45 hours) can be taken through education-related organizations.

One University credit= 15 Professional Development hours.

Model Teaching offers professional development courses as well as university-partnered, academic credit courses provided through regionally-accredited university partners. Both our Non-University Partnered Professional Development, and University-Partnered Academic Credit Courses should meet the requirements for South Dakota teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirements. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority. All non-academic professional development courses taken through Model Teaching will include a certificate of completion, documenting your earned credit hours.

If you would like to confirm approval of a course, please feel free to complete and email our Request Course Approval form to the South Dakota Department of Education.

REFERENCE: South Dakota Department of Education

While we always recommend you confirm your state or district’s license renewal requirements, we recommend choosing any of our regionally-accredited university partnered courses or course bundle packs.  These courses are in partnership with regionally-accredited universities and include an official transcript.
The most cost-effective option for teachers who need the maximum number of credits is any of our University-Partnered Bundle Packs. (See Below)

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

What We Recommended for South Dakota Teachers

Build Your Own Graduate-Level Bundle Pack

Access Our Full University-Partnered Course Menu to Earn Your Required Number of Credits

  • Includes full access to all graduate-level courses from any of our university partners

  • Register for any credits package, take any courses until you use all of your credits

  • Choose from our entire suite of university-partnered courses, work to complete as many as you wish at your own pace

  • Course Partners Include: University of the Pacific, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Massachusetts Global, & Valley City State University
  • All university-partnered courses are regionally-accredited & include an official transcript & letter grade

  • Great for salary advancement or license renewal

  • All courses self-paced & accessible for 1 year

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Salary Advancement Information for Teachers

Model Teaching partners with regionally-accredited universities across the country to provide graduate-level courses to thousands of K-12 teachers and educators every year. Generally, school districts across the country provide various salary scale advancement opportunities to teachers that often includes participation in graduate-level professional development. Our university-partnered, graduate-level courses are an excellent and cost-effective way for you to earn the continuing education academic credit you need.

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All Model Teaching university partners are regionally-accredited universities who offer our courses in partnership for graduate-level, academic and/or post-bachelorette credit.  Most states and school districts allow teachers to earn this type of credit as part of advancing in the salary scale.  Please check with your district’s policies regarding continuing education for salary advancement prior to enrolling.

The most cost-effective way to earn credits is by enrolling in our build your own bundle pack package (See Here).

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

These graduate-level courses are primarily designed for salary advancement and/or certificate re-licensure.  It is the sole discretion of any university that issues the Masters Degree weather or not they may accept these credits to apply to a degree program.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state or district’s salary advancement policies or requirements. Please check with your district for details regarding your district’s salary advancement policies before enrolling in a course.

*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the South Dakota Department of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on South Dakota teacher re-certification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Course Approval form if you want to confirm use of one of our courses for your professional development, continuing education, or clock hour requirements.