South Carolina State Requirements

South Carolina Teaching License Renewal

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Educators must earn a minimum of 120 renewal credits within the following time frames in order to meet renewal requirements:

  • Valid (non-expired) certificates must meet requirements within their current certificate's validity;
  • Non-valid (expired) certificates must meet all renewal requirements within the five year period prior to their formal request for renewal. Renewal credits earned over five years prior are not eligible for use in renewing the expired certificate.

Any educator who has not earned a Master's Degree must earn at least sixty of the required renewal credits (three semester hours) in graduate-level coursework to renew his or her current certificate. Educators who hold Career and Technology Education Work-Based Certificates exclusively are not required to fulfill the graduate-level coursework requirement.

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Please review the Expired Professional Certificates and Professional Certificate Extensions webpages for information on renewal eligibility beyond the validity of a Professional certificate.

Jason Flatt Act

Educators working in a public middle or high school setting must satisfy the Jason Flatt Act requirements before their professional certificate can be renewed. Please review the Jason Flatt Act and contact your District Renewal Coordinator for more information.

Read to Succeed (R2S) Endorsements

Educators holding professional certification expiring in 2020 and beyond are currently required to earn the appropriate R2S endorsement to be eligible for further certification renewals.  All coursework that is accepted for meeting R2S endorsement requirements is also pre-approved for meeting renewal requirements.

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To obtain the required credits, the following equivalencies shall be used: 

1 graduate credit = 20 renewal credits

 

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Educators holding professional certification expiring in 2020 and beyond are currently required to earn the appropriate R2S endorsement to be eligible for further certification renewals.  All coursework that is accepted for meeting R2S endorsement requirements is also pre-approved for meeting renewal requirements.


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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and South Carolina license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the South Carolina license renewal process. See the South Carolina Department of Education website for complete SC teacher relicensure information.