Teaching Certification

Are You a Recent Education Graduate?

Now that you have your degree, you need your certification. Then find the online applications for South Dakota Teacher Certification on the South Dakota Department of Education website.


Already a Teacher in Another State?

We offer two online classes that, once completed, will allow you to apply for your South Dakota Teacher Certification.

EDU 610 Human Relations: Multiculturalism

3 Hours

This course offers an in-depth approach to providing an understanding of cultural backgrounds and the influences of dehumanizing biases such as racism, sexism and classism on the lives of students. Some field study is required. There is a specific focus on South Dakota strands for human understanding as delineated by the South Dakota Department of Education.

EDU 635 American Indian History and Culture

3 Hours

This course, designed for prospective and experienced teachers, introduces the concept and methodology of bicultural education and its relationship to American Indian education. Students will discuss a variety of skills and information necessary for success in working with culturally different children. The course is designed to meet the South Dakota certification requirement in American Indian studies.

Simply register and we will get you started in your classes and headed toward your own classroom.

For more information on the availability and registration of these courses, contact the registrar’s office at 605-995-2642.


Find more of the classes you could take in our academic catalog.

Learn more about your professors and their teaching experiences.

Any Questions?

Contact us – just call admissions at 605-995-2650 or email us at admissions@dwu.edu.

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