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Teaching and Leading in South Dakota

The Praxis® tests help South Dakota educators demonstrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy and instructional skills for the classroom. These tests are important components of South Dakota's licensure and certification process and include:

  • Praxis® Subject Assessments — tests that measure general and subject-specific content knowledge that you need for beginning teaching
  • School Leadership Series — tests for school and district administrators and for other leadership roles

Learn more about teaching and leading in South Dakota.


Test Requirements In Your State

Make sure you're taking the right tests for each area of certification you seek.

The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin

Familiarize yourself with the registration process, test day procedures, score reporting and more.

Ready to Take a Praxis Test?

Find out how you can register online, by mail or by phone.

South Dakota Department of Education

The South Dakota Department of Education determines South Dakota's certification requirements, eligibility standards, Praxis passing score requirements and reciprocity agreements. For more information about South Dakota's approved educator preparation programs or testing requirements, visit their website.

Visit the South Dakota Department of Education website

Other Programs Used in South Dakota


Measures your knowledge and skills in reading, writing and mathematics to assist in classrooms Learn more about Parapro

School Leadership Series

Assesses your entry-level school leadership skills Learn more about SLS


Tracks your professional learning experience and performanceLearn more the PPAT assessment