Teacher Licensure State Requirements - South Carolina

Become a Teacher in South Carolina

If you are passionate about helping others learn, completing an online teaching certification program is an excellent way to apply your skills. Our online university allows you to complete your online teaching degree and prepare for your teaching certification.

Before becoming a licensed teacher, you must meet all of South Carolina’s teacher certification requirements, including:

  • Completion of a teacher preparation program that is regionally accredited and/or accredited by NCATE and is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program.
  • Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
  • Passing all of the required content exams and the basic skills exam.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in South Carolina, please check the South Carolina Teacher Licensure Student Handbook article.

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