Rule 24:15:06:40 K-12 science specialist endorsement.
science specialist endorsement. A K-12 science specialist shall require the
(1) Advanced certification;
(2) Three years of
experience teaching science in a K-12 setting;
(3) A demonstrated
(a) K-12 scientific
concepts and pedagogical content knowledge at the depth required for effective
(b) The nature of
scientific inquiry and the process of learning science through inquiry;
(c) The historical
development of scientific ideas;
(d) Connections of
concepts across grade levels and connections to other disciplines;
(e) Current issues in
science education reform (e.g. measurement of student achievement, legislation,
state and national standards); and
(4) The study of and actual
or simulated experience in the following areas:
(a) Use of findings
from science education research to facilitate learning among all students;
(b) Evaluation of
student understanding through written assessments, observation, and student
of manipulatives and technology across all strands of scientific content areas
to build student understanding;
(d) Use of multiple
pedagogical approaches and awareness of potential benefits, challenges, and
research base of each; and
leadership to support the professional growth of other teachers and to provide
guidance for parents, administrators, and the broader community.
32 SDR 145, effective March 14, 2006; 36 SDR 169, effective May 11, 2010.
Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.
Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.
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