South Carolina Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 33 schools)

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Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in South Carolina. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in South Carolina, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


One of the most important goals of society as a whole is to improve access to education. Making sure that children get high-quality education from extensively trained professionals improves the workforce of South Carolina, encourages children to become contributing members of society, and strengthens the national economy as a whole.

In order to meet these goals, education in South Carolina is changing. New policies in the state focus on an appropriate curriculum for students, differentiated instruction, and personalized education.

Find out what you can do as a teacher and contact teaching programs in South Carolina from those listed below.

Teacher Education in South Carolina

Choosing the right teaching school is one of the best things you can do for your future career. Getting connected with instructors who understand your professional goals, have experience in the field of education, and are passionate about strengthening this field can make you the best teacher you can be. Regardless of whether you want to earn a teaching certificate, Bachelor's degree, or Master's degree in Education, the school you choose is extremely important.

The courses and classrooms in which you spend your time are decided by which type of degree you decide to earn. For example, consider an elementary education degree. In this type of degree, you may take a diverse range of courses like Educational Psychology, Classroom Reading Instruction, Education for Exceptional Individuals, Beginning Classroom Management, and Foundational Studies in Teaching. These courses also include a handful of classroom experiences, in which you develop your teaching persona and learn how to apply your knowledge to the classroom.

Since the need for teachers is so significant in South Carolina, there are several financial aid opportunities for aspiring teachers. Through the South Carolina Student Loan Program, teachers can apply for loan forgiveness if they serve South Carolina's schools for a set amount of time.

Teaching Careers in South Carolina

Your education is not the only way you prepare for your education career. It is also important to join professional groups like the South Carolina Education Association, which is a major resource for teachers at all levels.

In general, you may enjoy a strong job outlook in South Carolina. The demand for elementary school teachers is expected to increase 15% by 2022 (O*Net, 2015). For secondary school teachers, a growth rate of 8% is expected (O*Net, 2015).

We have created a full list of SC education degree options below to save you time while you search for schools. Take some time to contact the South Carolina schools that offer education degrees from those listed below to learn more about your options for becoming a teacher.

2015 Teaching Salaries in South Carolina
  • Elementary: $48,380 per year
  • Secondary: $50,960 per year
  • Post-Secondary: $52,420 per year
Statistics provided by the BLS, 2015

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