Rule 24:53:04:06 Candidate knowledge and skills.
knowledge and skills. The unit shall prepare candidates to work in a school
as a teacher or administrator or school service specialist. Candidates must
know and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills
necessary to help all students learn. Assessments shall be given to the
candidate to ensure the candidate meets professional, state, and institutional
standards as defined in § 24:53:01:01 and understands the influence of
diversity on teaching and learning.
shall be given to the beginning teacher candidate to ensure the candidate meets
the professional standards of the INTASC Model Standards for Beginning Teacher
Licensing and Development. These modified standards for approved programs in
South Dakota are:
teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of
the discipline the teacher teaches and can create learning experiences that
make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students;
teacher understands how children learn and develop and can provide learning
opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal
teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and
creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners;
teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage
the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills
teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior
to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interactions,
active engagement in learning, and self-motivation;
teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication
techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction
in the classroom;
teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the
community, and curriculum goals;
teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to
evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical
development of students;
teacher evaluates continually the effects of the teacher's choices and actions
on others, including students, parents, and other professionals in the learning
community. The teacher actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally;
teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in
the community to support student learning and well-being.
Source: 33 SDR 73, adopted October 13,
2006, effective July 1, 2008.
General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.
Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.
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