Candidates who are currently enrolled in an internship program through an institution of higher education must hold an Internship Certificate during their placement in a South Carolina public school district. The Internship Certificate is available to an eligible teacher candidate who is currently enrolled in a State Board of Education-approved educator preparation program in South Carolina and has been approved by the college or university for participation in an internship program. The candidate must have completed all academic and bachelor’s degree requirements, with the exception of the teaching internship, as well as all certification examination requirements. The certificate will be issued for up to one year, and must be requested by the employing school district. Upon completion of the teaching internship and verification by the college or university that all approved program requirements have been met, the Internship certificate will be converted to an Initial certificate.
Educator Services at the South Carolina Department of Education