SC Department of Education: http://ed.sc.gov/

South Carolina Teaching Certification

Click on the link below to get more information regarding teacher certification in the state of South Carolina.


Certification for Out-of-State Teachers
The issuance of a South Carolina educator certification based on a comparable certificate issued by another entity's Department of Education is referred to as reciprocity.  Prior to beginning the application process, please review the Reciprocity Eligibility webpage for information on acceptable out-of-state certificates for reciprocity..

Click on the link below to get more information regarding certification for out-of-state educators.


Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE)

PACE offers qualified participants an opportunity to teach in a South Carolina public school while completing the requirements for professional licensure. Participants receive hands-on experience in the classroom and the support of experienced educators as they complete a series training seminars and courses.  Please click on the link below for more information regarding PACE.


American Board for Certification of Teaching Excellence (ABCTE)

ABCTE offers a series of examinations that lead to a license in secondary English, mathematics, or science areas. Individuals who pass these examination(s) can seek employment and work toward professional licensure. Please click on the link below regarding ABCTE:


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