Winthrop University: NetAPT: Network for Alternative Preparation in Teaching
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The Rex Institute
143 Withers Building
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-2284 (fax)

NetAPT: Network for Alternative Preparation in Teaching

NetAPT* is a non-degree, certification-only program supporting participants as they seek an initial teaching license. Using a competency-based structure, NetAPT meets individual needs through customized curriculum, flexible scheduling, and personalized support. 

Collaboration! NetAPT is established on the foundation of partnership and collaboration. University and school partners work together to design content and support participant progression. Current partners include: Fairfield County Schools, Kershaw County School, Rock Hill Schools, Chester County Schools, Clover School District, and York School District 1. Interested in becoming a partner? Contact Dr. Lisa Johnson at

Subject Specific! Modules are specific to subject area with tasks applicable to school and district context. Available programs reflect partner district needs and include: French, Middle Level (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies), Secondary (English, Math, and Science), Spanish, and Special Education.

Flexible Structure! Through a competency-based program, participants proceed through modules at their own pace. Enrollment is structured in three-month "blocks" with suggested completion occuring in 15-18 months. A Learning Coach supports and encourages forward progression. 

*NetAPT is a newly proposed program submitted to the South Carolina Department of Education. Pending approval, NetAPT will begin fall 2023. Additional information on participant qualifications and program entry coming summer 2023.

Last Updated: 3/24/23