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Schools/Colleges of Education

Anderson University

www.andersonuniversity.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Benedict College

www.benedict.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Charleston Southern University

www.csuniv.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Claflin University

www.claflin.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Clemson University

www.clemson.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Coastal Carolina University

www.coastal.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

College of Charleston

www.cofc.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Columbia College

columbiasc.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Converse College

www.converse.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Erskine College

www.erskine.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Francis Marion University

www.fmarion.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Furman University

www.furman.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Lander University

www.lander.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Montessori Education

Limestone College

www.limestone.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Medical University of South Carolina

www.musc.edu

Program:
Speech-Language Pathology

Morris College

www.morris.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Newberry College

www.newberry.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

North Greenville University

www.ngu.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Presbyterian College

www.presby.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

South Carolina State University

www.scsu.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

Southern Wesleyan University

www.swu.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

The Citadel

www.citadel.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of South Carolina–Aiken

www.usca.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of South Carolina–Beaufort

www.uscb.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of South Carolina–Columbia

www.sc.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology
School Psychology

University of South Carolina–Upstate

www.uscupstate.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Winthrop University

www.winthrop.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Scholarships

 

South Carolina Teacher Fellows

The South Carolina Center for Teacher Recruitment awards $6,000 renewable fellowships. Recipients agree to teach in South Carolina one year for every year they receive the fellowship.

Clemson University-Hach Scientific Foundation Annual Student Assistance

Scholarship(s) available to students major in Chemistry and working on teacher certification or Science Teaching – Physical Science. The recipient must have high financial need.

Converse College-Visual Arts Scholarship

Incoming freshmen who are interested in majoring in Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Studio Art, or Interior Design.

Francis Marion University-The Robert C. Scott Jr. Distinguished Educator Scholarship

An award to a junior and senior in the teacher education program with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Preference is given to graduates of Pee Dee area high schools.

Francis Marion University-The Florence County School District #2 Board of Trustees and Administration Scholarship

An award to a junior or senior in the teacher education program maintaining a 3.0 grade point average with first preference given to graduates of Hannah-Pamplico High School then to graduates of other Pee Dee area high schools.

Limestone College-The Sarah C. McCall Scholarship

Funded by a charitable bequest from Earnest H. McCall, this scholarship was established in 2001 and is available to students who are majoring in education.

Morris College-The James B. and Carrie Dennis Haile Educational Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving student with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the field of Teacher Education.

Morris College- The Bertha Smith Irvin Scholarship

Awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need. Student must in Teacher Education and doing their Practicum.

Morris College-The Morris College National Alumni Scholarship

Awarded to one advanced student in Teacher Education and two students in any other major who meets the following criteria: Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, evidence of good character and teaching promise, leadership qualities, and a need for financial assistance to achieve educational goals.

Morris College-Paul Dogulas Teacher Scholarship

These scholarships are for outstanding high school graduates who want to pursue teaching careers after they finish college. A Douglas scholarship provides up to $5000 a year to students who graduate from high school in the top ten percent of their class, and who maintain a 2.70 grade point average.

North Greenville University-Education Scholarships

Scholarships of up to $1500 per year are available for teacher cadets.

College of Charleston-Goizueta Fellows Scholarship

The Goizueta Fellows Scholarship was established in 2001 by the Goizueta Foundation to provide need-based scholarship assistance annually to two Spanish-speaking students in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance.

Teacher Shortage Areas for 2010-2011

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business Education
  • English
  • Family/Consumer Science
  • Foreign Languages
    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Industrial Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Media Specialist
  • Mid-Level Areas
    • Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Science
  • Special Education (All Areas)
  • Speech and Drama, Theater
  • Speech Language Therapist

Getting Certified

Prerequisite Coursework

All states require that certified teachers have at least a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, some states have undergraduate credit hour requirements for certification in specialty areas. South Carolina, however, does not have any undergraduate credit hour requirements.

Teacher Preparation

The South Carolina Department of Education requires prospective teachers to complete a state-approved teacher preparation program.

Teacher Salary

Average Elementary Teacher Salary – $42,950

Average Secondary Teacher Salary – $44,670

Teacher salary vs. state avg. – 141%

Vacation weeks per year – 15 weeks

Years to tenure – 2

Required Tests

In order to become a certified teacher, you must satisfactorily complete the Basic Skill Test requirement and any Subject Area Competence assessments needed for your desired area of instruction.

Basic Skills Test: PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test)

Subject Area Competence: Praxis II: Subject Tests in your specialty area, Praxis II: (PLT) Principles of Learning and Teaching

Teacher Certification Information & Links:

South Carolina Department of Education

Page updated: 10/2012