MSET Teacher Certification

It is not necessary to have either an undergraduate degree in education or teacher certification to enter the MSET program. However, students without teaching degrees and/or certification should be aware that the MSET does not lead to teacher certification in South Dakota in educational technology unless the individual holds or is eligible for a basic elementary, secondary, or K-12 teaching certification. The degree does prepare individuals for positions in K-12 schools that do not require teacher certification.

MSET graduates may also be eligible for Dakota State University recommendation for certification/endorsement in other states, but because teaching certification/licensure requirements vary among states, Dakota State University cannot guarantee certification in a particular state.

To obtain specific requirements, contact Dr. Crystal Pauli ( the Certification Officer for the College of Education.

Last Updated: 5/27/14