CTE Teacher Certification

Based on feedback from the field, administrative rules related to CTE teacher certification were revised during the 2015-16 school year. The newly revised rules provide school districts and educators with additional flexibility in how they become certified to teach CTE courses while still ensuring educators have a strong knowledge base in both pedagogy and their specific content area.  

Educators may choose to become certified under the old administrative rules related to CTE Teacher Certification until June 30, 2018. On July 1, 2018, candidates must become certified under the new administrative rules related to CTE Teacher Certification.

The State Board of Education approved the revised rules in November 2015.

Current CTE Certification Rules (can be used until June 30, 2018)

Screen shot of the CTE Teacher Certificaion Options Document



CTE Teacher Certification Options – flow charts
CTE Degree Program Graduate Other Education Degree Graduate
Non-Education Degree Graduate
or Postsecondary Diploma Graduate
Non-Education Degree Graduate
or Postsecondary Diploma Graduate or Industry Experience




CLUSTER AND PATHWAY ENSORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Architecture & Construction
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Business Management & Administration
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Education & Training
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Family and Consumer Science
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Finance
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Government & Public Administration
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Health Science
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Hospitality & Tourism
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Human Services
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Information Technology
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Law, Public Safety & Security
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Manufacturing
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Marketing
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
    Cluster Endorsement
    Pathway Endorsements


CTE Teacher Certification FAQ's



Contact

For further information, contact Jane Gubrud, jane.gubrud@state.sd.us or by phone (605) 295-1892.