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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.

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



Career and Technical Education
Application for pre-approved courses (PLTW and CASE)
PLTW and CASE Application

Please note that the application is not for all PLTW and CASE courses, but only for the following:

  • 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)
  • Project Lead the Way Medical Interventions 03068 (Life Science Elective)
  • CASE Agricultural Science-Animal 18106 (Life Science Elective)
  • CASE Agricultural Science-Plant 18056 (Life Science Elective)

Approved CTE for Core Content List
District Course School Years Approved Approved Instructor
Aberdeen Principles of Engineering (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Johnson
Brandon Valley Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 Wegner
Brandon Valley Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 Fuccello
Brookings Principles of Engineering (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Nupen
Brookings Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Dierks
Burke Principles of Engineering Design (Science Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 Murray
Harrisburg Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 Wachal
Harrisburg Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 Wachal
Harrisburg Medical Interventions (Science Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 Wachal
Harrisburg Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Cardillo, Koch, Kuper, Wachal
Harrisburg Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Cardillo, Koch, Kuper, Wachal
Harrisburg Medical Interventions (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Cardillo, Koch, Kuper, Wachal
Harrisburg Principles of Engineering (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Maxwell
Huron Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2018-2019 to 2022-2023 Carda
Madison Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 Christensen
Madison Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 Christensen
Madison Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Christensen
Madison Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Christensen
Madison Medical Interventions (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Christensen
Mitchell Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2018-2019 to 2022-2023 Neugebauer
Mitchell Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2018-2019 to 2022-2023 Neugebauer
Mitchell Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Roudabush
Northeast Technical HS Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 Wookey
Northeast Technical HS Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 Wookey
Northeast Technical HS Medical Interventions (Science Elective) 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 Wookey
Northwest Area Graphic Design I (Fine Arts Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 Perryman
Northwest Area Visual Communications (Fine Arts Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 Perryman
Rapid City Area Geometry in Construction (Geometry) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 Nelson
Rapid City Area Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 Linde
Rapid City Area Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 Hendrix
Rapid City Area Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Steinken
Sioux Falls Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Tolk, Nelson
Sioux Falls Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Nelson
Sioux Falls Medical Interventions (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Nelson
Sisseton Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Schaefer
Sisseton Agricultural Science – Plant (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Schaefer
Tea Area Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2017-2018 to 2021-2022 Ehrisman
Tea Area Medical Interventions (Science Elective) 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 Ehrisman
Tea Area Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Ehrisman
Todd County Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 Blare
Todd County Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 Bhinder
Todd County Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Bhinder, Blare
Todd County Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Bhinder, Blare
Todd County Medical Interventions (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Bhinder, Blare
Webster Principles of Biomedical Science (Science Elective) 2017-2018 to 2021-2022 Sinner
Webster Human Body Systems (Science Elective) 2017-2018 to 2021-2022 Sinner
West Central Agriculture Biotechnology (Science Elective) 2018-2019 to 2022-2023 Petersen
Winner Agricultural Science – Animal (Science Elective) 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Roth
Approval Process
  1. 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.
  • Applications are approved for a 5-year period. If any of the following occur during the 5-year period, an amended application will need to be submitted:
    • If a new teacher is hired, the original approved application will need to be amended and updated by the new teacher.
    • If new standards are adopted, the original approved application will need to be amended and aligned to the new standards.
    • Specific program updates for courses in PLTW, CASE, and ProStart are considered new standards and will also require an amended application.
  • Upon approval, amended applications will be approved for a 5-year period.

Renewal Process

Renewal CTE Core Content Application

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