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Rule 24:15:06:02 Birth through preschool education endorsement.

          24:15:06:02.  Birth through preschool education endorsement. A birth through preschool education endorsement requires coursework completion, a passing score on the designated state test, and completion of the following requirements:


          (1)  A child development associate credential for infant, toddlers, and preschoolers; or

          (2)  Completion of 18 semester hours of coursework to include:


               (a)  Child growth and development;

               (b)  Curriculum, methodology, and materials related to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers;

               (c)  Family systems;

               (d)  Introduction to children with disabilities; and

               (e)  One hundred thirty-five clock hours of experience, practicum, or student teaching with birth through preschool age children.


          Verified teaching experience with birth through preschool age children within the five-year period immediately preceding application may be accepted in lieu of subdivision (e) at the equivalency of one year’s teaching experience for one semester hour credit for a maximum of three semester hours of the total credit hours required.


          Source: 25 SDR 13, adopted July 21, 1998, effective September 1, 2000; transferred from § 24:16:08:02, 30 SDR 211, effective July 5, 2004; 32 SDR 41, effective September 11, 2005; 36 SDR 169, effective May 11, 2010.

          General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.


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