Renew a Teaching Certificate in SC
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How do I keep and renew a teaching certificate in South Carolina?
Teachers in SC get pre-approval from your employing South Carolina Public School District or renewal entity to use online renewal credit courses to renew a teaching certificate in SC. Educators holding a South Carolina Department of Education issued professional certificate are only eligible to receive renewal credit for professional development activities at the approval of their employing South Carolina public school district or renewal entity.
What state requirements does a teacher in SC need to meet for renewal?
According to the SC Department of Education, South Carolina professional training must:
- Relate to the educator’s professional development plan, area(s) of certification, and/or the employing educational entity’s plan;
- Be recognized as having professional relevance to the educational setting;and
- Be successfully completed.
In order to meet renewal requirements, teachers in SC must earn a minimum of 120 renewal credits.
10 renewal credits = 10 hours of direct participation
As of June 26, 2020, Regulation 43-55 will be amended to remove the requirement of a graduate course for certificate renewal for educators who do not hold a master’s degree.
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How do I contact the SC Department of Education?
Contact the South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of October 6th, 2020 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.