Educator certificates issued by the Department of Education of another state, a United States territory, or the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DODDS) may be eligible for reciprocity through South Carolina’s reciprocity agreement. Because each state has its own policies, guidelines, regulations, and statutes regarding education, the transference of teaching credentials between each is rarely a “one to one” process. The Office of Educator Services evaluates each state’s certificate fields (sometimes referred to as areas or endorsements in other states) and attempts to grant a South Carolina certificate in as many comparable fields as possible. In addition, evaluators take into consideration South Carolina State Board of Education regulations and statutes that may not have comparable rules in the reciprocal applicant’s state. For a comprehensive listing of all fields and endorsements currently available in South Carolina, please visit our Fields and Endorsements webpage.
Educator Services at the South Carolina Department of Education