South Dakota

TPAI: District Salary Advancement / State License Renewal

South Dakota

District Salary Advancement: Yes

You’ll find our personalized courses will match your teaching needs! All TPAI courses are accredited (HLC / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and will help South Dakota teachers with salary advancement.

*Please follow your district’s pre-approval steps/requirements.

State License Renewal: Yes

The following information is from the South Dakota Department of Education.

Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support South Dakota teachers.

Renewal Options for Professional Teaching Certificate

Option 1: Complete six education-related credits that must include:

  • A minimum of three transcripted credits or specialized learning experience hours; and
  • The remaining three credits shall include continuing education contact hours or transcripted credits.
  • If you have a master’s degree or higher you may renew with any combination of six education-related credits. Transcripted credits are not required.

Option 2: Participate as a mentee in a state-approved mentor program for at least two of the past five-years (certificate of completion is required).

Option 3: Participate as a mentor in a state-approved mentor program for at least two of the past five-years (certificate of completion is required).

Option 4:Complete national board certification or recertification within the past five-years.

[All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]

For further information, see the South Dakota Department of Education.