NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 27, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Early Childhood Birth Through Grade Three Endorsement

Location(s): Northern State University Campus

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Students who have completed a teacher preparation program that includes initial licensure can add this endorsement by taking a PRAXIS exam or by completing coursework. Depending on your major program preparation, you may need an additional pedagogy PRAXIS exam. Please visit the SD Department of Education website for guidance on which PRAXIS exam(s) to take and the minimum cut score(s) required. 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  

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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