Initial Certificate (SC)

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Initial Certificate (SC)

Description
The Initial Certificate route is for applicants who have met state requirements including exams.
Certificate Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: South Carolina
Contact Name: Educator Licensure
Contact Phone: 803-896-0325
Contact Email: licensure@ed.sc.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
Student Teaching Okay.

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific

Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
Latin – No exam available. Must demonstrate 18 hours of coursework above the 6-hour introductory course.

ACTFL OPI, WPT
Passing Score: Advanced Low

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://apps.ed.sc.gov/apps/olca/olcastart.cfm

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://ed.sc.gov/agency/se/Educator-Services/Licensure/documents/ElectronicFingerprintProcedures_2014.pdf

Renewal: Renewable
Jason Flatt Act – Educators working in a public middle or high school setting must satisfy the Jason Flatt Act requirements (two hours of training in youth suicide awareness and prevention) before the License can be renewed.

Notes:
Fingerprinting & Background Check Fee = $51.50

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:42:25 PM


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