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Education: Careers

Career Information & Resources

Access information and outside websites to help you in your professional journey.

South Dakota Resources

South Dakota Department of Education
The South Dakota Department of Education is dedicated to enhancing learning through leadership and service.

South Dakota Education Association 
The South Dakota Education Association is a professional organization working hard for educators, so they can continue to work hard for our kids. SDEA members provide a wide range of professional education services in communities throughout the state.

South Dakota Content Standards
South Dakota Content Standards serve as expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade. The goal is that all students will graduate college, career, and life ready.

National Resources

United States Department of Education
The Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA) is more than 3 million people—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Recognized as the gold standard in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.

National Center for Education Statistics 
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. 

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Praxis Information

Educational Testing Service: Praxis
The Praxis tests help South Dakota educators demonstrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy and instructional skills for the classroom. These tests are important components of South Dakota's licensure and certification process and include Praxis Subject Assessments and School Leadership Series.


Study Resources 

Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials including Praxis I & II, NCLEX, graduate school entrance exams, and resume/interviewing success skills.

Praxis Guides in the Library
Listed are some of the Praxis Guides available at the library. For all available materials, see the library catalog's full listing of Praxis Guides.  Ask at the Circulation Desk for more Praxis Guides as well. 

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