Reciprocal Applicants (Initial Certificate) (SC)

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Reciprocal Applicants (Initial Certificate) (SC)

Description
Applicants with a valid standard license issued by another state, a United States territory, or the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DODDS), may be eligible for licensure through South Carolina’s reciprocity agreement.
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/out-of-state-teachers/

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

Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification

Notes
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

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

Notes:
Applicants with 3+ years teaching experience will be issued the Professional Certificate.

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

Notes:
Fingerprinting & Background Check Fee = $51.50

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.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:42:32 PM


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