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The Quickest Route to Become a Teacher in South Carolina

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submit your free application and send us your official transcripts

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Become Eligible

at your own pace by completing your testing and training

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Start Teaching

for three academic years with full pay and benefits

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Fully Certified

upon successful completion of all program requirements

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Begin by applying for free today. Our Program Advisors work with you to develop a personalized strategy to become a certified teacher.

All you need is a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a qualifying GPA. It’s that simple.

To enroll with South Carolina Teachers, you must meet ONE of the following GPA requirements:

  • 2.5+ major GPA posted on official transcript*;
  • 2.5+ GPA in the last 60 semester hours of coursework attempted*.

PRO TIP: After you apply, send us your official transcripts to expedite your application.

The fastest and most reliable method is to have your university send them electronically. Alternatively, you send them by mail.

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If you wish to pursue Elementary Education or Special Education, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • 2.75+ GPA;
  • 2.5-2.74 GPA and passing scores on all sections of the assessment required by the SBE for admission to an undergraduate teacher education program

PRO TIP: After you apply, send us your official transcripts to expedite your application.

The fastest and most reliable method is to have your university send them electronically. Alternatively, you send them by mail.

  • U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Completed application to South Carolina Teachers
  • Completed phone interview*
  • Passing Score on the South Carolina Teachers Screening Instrument
  • 21 total credit hours in the certification area(s) pursued

PRO TIP: Skip the phone interview by completing your online questionnaire first.

We will email you the online questionnaire after you apply. The questionnaire will help assess your strengths as a teacher!

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Become Eligible

Complete your testing and training in any order, at your own pace. Our study resources help you get ready for testing, and our innovative online training gets you ready for the classroom.


The South Carolina Department of Education requires Praxis testing from all prospective teachers. Testing requirements vary by subject area and can be found by clicking ‘Learn More’ below.

We offer certificate paths in Secondary, K-12, Secondary, and Middle level.

Our Program Advisors will play an important role in helping you select the certification area(s) that complement your skills, interests, and coursework.

We provide information on where to find free state preparation manuals, tests at-a-glance, test familiarization videos, and interactive practice tests.

We are actively building a free online forum in which teachers share their study tips and test feedback.

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Once you complete your self-paced online training, you will have gained the expertise and knowledge necessary to begin teaching in the classroom.

Educational leaders provide the foundation of our curriculum, which is continually updated to provide the most relevant and effective classroom preparation.

95 hours of classroom readiness training is offered in our self-paced, online format, so that you can train to be a teacher while keeping your current job.

Our candidates complete field based experience prior to entering the classroom on their own, providing a real-world foundation for their training.

During the Internship Year, our teacher candidates complete case studies and field work in classroom management, among other areas of concentration such as literacy and assessment.

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Start Teaching

During this first year, you will lead your own classroom as a full time teacher. Your Field Supervisor and on-campus mentor will provide support and answer questions.

Begin your career as a teacher with full pay and full benefits!

We provide effective and valuable resources to offer you the best chances for employment.

  • Put together a stunning resume and portfolio
  • Prepare for the tough interview questions
  • Make the best impression with school districts
  • Get face-to-face time with HR professionals and principals

Your Field Supervisor is a veteran educator who is assigned to you personally when you begin teaching in the classroom as a teacher of record. They will visit and observe your classroom five times throughout the year. Your Field Supervisor works closely with you via phone and email to offer continuous guidance and support.

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Fully Certified

Upon successful completion of the program requirements and two full academic years of teaching, you will receive your Professional Certificate and become fully certified to teach in the state of South Carolina!

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust