CTE For Core Content Credit

South Dakota schools may offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit by completing approved career and technical education courses that address the pertinent standards within the curriculum. Approval to offer credit must be obtained through an application process with the Department of Education. The application must include:

  • Course syllabus;
  • Standards based curriculum;
  • Teacher certification;
  • Assessment of standards by methods including end-of-course exams, authentic assessment, project-based learning or rubrics.


Application for PLTW & CASE Courses
Please note that it is not for all PLTW and CASE courses, only:
Project Lead the Way Principles of Biomedical Science 03066 (Life Science Elective)
Project Lead the Way Human Body Systems 03067 (Life Science Elective)
Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering 21018 (Physical Science Elective)
CASE Agricultural Science-Animal 18106 (Life Science Elective)
CASE Agricultural Science-Plant 18056 (Life Science Elective)
PLTW and Case application
Approved CTE for Core Content List
District Course School Years Approved
Rapid City Principles of BioMedical Science (Science Elective) 2014-2015 to 2018-2019
Rapid City Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2014-2015 to 2018-2019
Rapid City Geometry in Construction (Geometry) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Brooking Principles of Engineering (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Harrisburg Principles of BioMedical Science (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Harrisburg Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Kadoka Principles of BioMedical Science (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Kadoka Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Aberdeen Principles of Engineering (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Aberdeen Introduction to Engineering Design (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Madison Principles of BioMedical Science (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Madison Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Todd County Principles of BioMedical Science (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Todd County Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Mitchell Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Winner Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021
Tea Principles of BioMedical Science (Science Elective) 2017-2018 to 2021-2022
Huron Principles of BioMedical Science (Science Elective) 2018-2019 to 2022-2023
West Central Agriculture Biotechnology (Science Elective) 2018-2019 to 2022-2023
Mitchell Principles of BioMedical Science (Science Elective) 2018-2019 to 2022-2023
Mitchell Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2018-2019 to 2022-2023
Northwest Area Graphic Design I (Fine Arts Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024
Northwest Area Visual Communications (Fine Arts Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024
Tea Area Medical Interventions (Science Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024
Harrisburg Medical Interventions (Science Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024
Burke Principles of Engineering Design (Science Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024
Approval Process

Applications must be submitted by December 1 for the following school year.

Note: If application does not meet expectations, it will be sent back to district for revisions. Applications can take 6-8 weeks to finalize after first submission.

2. Small committee will review and score the application.
The committee will consist of:
a. State CTE specialist
b. State core content specialist(s)
c. At least one more core content teacher in the field

3. Team Leader and Director review and sign off on the application, approving the application.

4. An approval letter will be sent to the district. The course is approved for five years. District’s application must be finalized by December 1 to implement in the following school year.

Expectations

  • The teacher must be highly qualified in the content area prior to application submission.
  • If new standards are adopted within the 5-year approval period, the original approved application will need to be amended and aligned to the new standards. Also, if a new teacher is hired within the 5-year approval period, the original approved application will need to be amended and updated by the new teacher. Upon approval, the amended application will be approved for a 5-year period. Specific program updates for courses in PLTW, CASE, and ProStart are considered new standards and will also require an amended application.

Renewal Process

In the final year of application eligibility, submit the renewal application by Dec. 1.