South Dakota is known as the “land of infinite variety”. South Dakota offers something for everyone,
whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, history buff, or cultural connoisseur. With a low cost of
living and a strong job market, South Dakota offers a wealth of opportunities for new teachers.
Teachers are needed across the state in virtually every subject.
South Dakota is a military friendly state, where military culture and values are honored. South Dakota’s children need you.
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Salary data obtained from Department of Labor, May 2015 state occupational employment and wage estimates.
Charter schools are public schools that operate with freedom from many of the local and state regulations that apply to traditional public schools. Charter schools allow parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, and others the flexibility to innovate and provide students with increased educational options within the public school system.
South Dakota does not have charter schools, but you can click
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Certification and Licensure Information
We provide individualized counseling to assist you in exploring and selecting the best pathway to teaching and employment based on your unique needs and goals. To contact one of our counselors, use the quick message below.
Click here to visit the South Dakota state certification website.
Public schools are schools that are maintained at public expense for the education of the children of a community or district and that constitutes a part of a system of free education.
The Bureau of Indian Education oversees a total of 183 elementary, secondary, residential, and peripheral dormitories across 23 states. 129 schools are tribally controlled under P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Contracts or P.L. 100-297 Tribally controlled Grant Schools Act. 54 schools are operated by the Bureau of Indian education.