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

Elementary Reading 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). Students who complete the Reading 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.

Elementary Reading Requirements


EDFN 455  -  Research-Based Literacy Instruction and Assessment 3 credits  

ELED 395 - Practicum   2 credits

ELED 440 - K-8 Language Arts Methods 3 credits  

ELED 450 - K-8 Reading Methods 3 credits  

ELRN 450 - Digital Learning Tools and Resources 3 credits  

EDFN 468 - Literacy in the Content Area for English Learners 2 credits  

SPED 441 - Inclusive Methods for Diverse Learners 2 credits  

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