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All undergraduate teacher education majors/minors and MAT students will receive Initial Licensure in the area of their major/minor (e.g., Elementary Education, Social Studies) at the time of program completion. Student Academic Services will facilitate that process at the time of graduation.
In South Carolina, it is possible to add an additional licensure area by taking specific courses and passing the Praxis II examination for that area. In some cases, your program has already integrated the courses that you need for an additional license. The South Carolina requirements for add-on licensure can be found here.
Once you have completed the specific courses and tests required for the add-on licensure, you will be able to add areas to your South Carolina license by submitting the following to the South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Educator Services:
For additional information, please refer to the South Carolina State Department of Education website for their requirements for add-on licensure.
South Carolina law requires that all individuals enrolled in a teacher education program in South Carolina must undergo a fingerprint check prior to student teaching.
Should you have questions about the fingerprinting process, please contact Suzy Baldwin at 323-4738 or email@example.com
The Principles of Learning and Teaching exam (PLT) is a requirement for South Carolina initial licensure (as of July 1, 2006). All students who complete a teacher education program must pass the PLT before the initial license can be issued.
Currently required PRAXIS II exams are listed here on the South Carolina Department of Education’s website.