South Carolina Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 33 schools)

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Teacher Certification in SC:
South Carolina Teacher Certification Info

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.


The area that is now South Carolina defied attempts at European settlement for many years, and later saw a lot of action during the Revolution and the Civil War. The state was the first to secede from the Union in 1861 and was responsible for the first shots in the Civil War when it fired on Fort Sumter. The state’s rich history is fertile ground for teachers, but there are many schools in need of qualified educators.

Teacher Education in South Carolina

South Carolina boasts a little over 30 education schools and offers many opportunities for graduate study on all levels. There are currently no undergraduate credit requirements for subject area or specialization certification.

Teaching Careers in South Carolina

Teachers earn, on average, between $44,000 and $48,000 a year, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If they are willing to teach in high-needs schools or shortage subject areas, the state offers teachers a loan forgiveness program. The shortage of teachers has also spurred the state to approve the certification of professionals without an education degree.

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