teacher placement. Student teacher placements for chapter 24:53:07 must
meet the following requirements:
teachers must demonstrate competency in the job responsibilities required by
their chosen program. They shall participate in professional development
through self, peer, and supervisory reflection on the student teaching
teachers must complete a minimum of 10 weeks of supervised experiences. The
student teachers must spend the majority of the 10 weeks in the subject area
and age or grade span for which they are prepared;
teachers who teach at least 15 weeks may earn authorizations at the program
level in two subject areas or age or grade spans if the student teaching
placement meets the required balance of time in each of the subject areas and
age or grade spans;
teachers in K-12 programs must complete experiences at two levels;
teachers in birth through age eight education programs or birth through age
eight early childhood education/birth through age eight special education
programs must complete experiences at both the preschool and elementary levels;
teachers with either K-8 elementary education with middle level program
preparation or 7-12 secondary education with middle level program preparation
may complete all or part of their placement in grades seven or eight or a
formally organized middle school; and
teachers in a 5-8 middle level program must complete experiences in each of two
chosen academic areas.
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.