South Carolina State Certification Requirements

Listed below are the necessary requirements for the South Carolina State Certification for Teaching Children of Poverty.

South Carolina State Certification Requirements

TEACHING CHILDREN OF POVERTY

1. Endorsement
a. Bachelor’s degree
b. Initial or Professional Certificate at the early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or pre-K–12 level
AND
c. Six semester hours in the following courses Semester Hours
Living in Poverty 3
One course from among the following:
Language, Literacy, and Poverty 3
Teaching and Assessing Children of Poverty 3
Home, Community, and Classroom Partnerships in High Poverty Areas 3

 

2. Add-on Certification
a. Bachelor’s degree
b. Initial or Professional Certificate at the early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or pre-K–12 level
c. Specialized Preparation Semester Hours
Living in Poverty 3
Language, Literacy, and Poverty 3
Teaching and Assessing Children of Poverty 3
Home, Community, and Classroom Partnerships in High Poverty Areas 3

NOTE: All courses must include a field experience component.

COVID-19 Update

As we all face this time of unprecedented challenges, your Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty staff is working remotely to continue and expand our efforts to support your needs.

While our delivery methods and activities will shift during this time, we are working every day to develop and curate resources that will help you now and when we resume face-to-face activities.

We ask that you read our message linked below and help us with a Professional Study and Supports Needs Assessment survey.