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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

School Library Endorsement

There are a few routes allowing one to serve as an endorsed school librarian in South Dakota:


Individuals who hold a teaching degree/certification in South Dakota can add a School Library Science endorsement to their teaching certificate in one of two ways:

1.  via Coursework
  • Minor/endorsement from an accredited university (ExCITE! coursework may apply)
  • Emporia State (hybrid, endorsement, and Masters)
  • View more opportunities to expand your education in library science.
2.  via Library Media Praxis Test


Individuals who do not hold a teaching degree/certificate in South Dakota but who hold a Master's Degree or higher in Library Science may obtain an Educator Permit ONLY to serve as the paid elementary and/or secondary school librarian.


Ask a Question

Contact Scottie Bruch, School Library Coordinator | 605-295-3152 (direct) | SD State Library