Mar 23, 2023  
NSU Catalog 2022-2023 
NSU Catalog 2022-2023

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Early Childhood Birth Through Grade Three Endorsement

Location(s): Northern State University Campus

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Students with a preparation in Elementary Education that includes initial licensure can add this endorsement by taking a PRAXIS exam or by completing coursework. Please visit the SD Department of Education website for more information on obtaining the endorsement with other preparation backgrounds, guidance on which PRAXIS exam to take, and the minimum cut score required. Students who complete the Early Childhood minor program at Northern State University will meet the requirements for certification recommendation. Minor coursework offered at NSU to meet the requirements for this endorsement is listed below.

Early Childhood Birth through Grade Three Requirements

ECE 328 - Guidance with Young Children 2 credits  

ECE 328L - Guidance with Young Children Lab 1 credit  

ECE 365 - Emergent Literacy Birth to Eight Education 3 credits  

ECE 412 - Kindergarten Education 2 credits  

ECE 413 - Early Childhood Curriculum 2 credits  

ELRN 450 - Digital Learning Tools and Resources 3 credits  

SPED 440 - Early Childhood Special Education 2 credits  

ECE 488  -  Student Teaching  2 credits

ECE 489 - Kindergarten Student Teaching  1 credit

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