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South Carolina Teacher K-12
Teacher Testing Requirements
In order to become a teacher in South Carolina you must pass the South Carolina Praxis II Assessments for educator licensure to meet the requirements to earn your first Alternative Route Certificate. South Carolina Teachers of Tomorrow has created resources to help you with passing these exams and the information below is from our work with the South Carolina Department of Education.
Note that South Carolina works with ETS for the Praxis II Assessments and the tests are computer based – not paper and pencil. You must use your social security number with all Praxis II Exams in order to process your teacher certification paperwork. If you test in South Carolina all scores will automatically be sent to the South Carolina Department of Education.
Beginning teachers in South Carolina must pass all three Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests.
5712 Reading – Qualifying score 156
5722 Writing – Qualifying score 158
5732 Math – Qualifying score 142
Note that the cost of each test is $90 – but if you take all three at one time you only pay $150!
Praxis II Subject Assessments / Specialty Area Tests
You must take the specific Praxis II content area assessment in the subject area in which you are seeking certification. You may take additional content area tests to meet federal highly qualified status in other subjects. This is highly recommended as it increases your marketability as a candidate for a teaching position.
Go to the ETS Praxis site for South Carolina to determine the subject area test you need.
Requirements to Earn Your
South Carolina Professional Certificate
South Carolina Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching – this is the pedagogy exam required for moving to a Professional Certificate. You will take this during your first year in the classroom teaching, as the test is focused on the application of pedagogy in the classroom.
The test you take depends on the grade level certification you are working towards.
The tests are 2 hours long and have 70 selected response questions and 4 constructed response questions. Cost of the exam is $146.
Middle Level Certificates
Exam 5623 Grades 5-9, score 160
Exam 5624, Grades 7-12, score 157
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Should a candidates’s enrollment in the Florida Teachers program be terminated or cancelled for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following policies:
Cancellation can be made in person, by electronic mail, by Certified Mail or by termination.
All monies will be refunded if the Program does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within three (3) business days after signing the admission agreement and making an initial payment.
Cancellation after the third (3rd) Business Day, but before the first day teaching, results in a refund of all monies paid to the Program, with the exception of the initial program admission fee ($295).
Cancellation after employment begins as a teacher of record will result in a termination in the collection of monthly payments. All monthly Program payments collected prior to cancellation are non-refundable.
Refunds will be made within 30 days of termination of candidates’ enrollment or receipt of Cancellation Notice from candidate.
The Arizona Teachers Alternative Certification Program provides educator preparation consisting of:
Comprehensive training coursework
Ongoing personal support from Program Advisors
The benefit of our relationships with Florida school districts, charter and private schools
A Personalized Education Plan to track your progress toward certification
Documentation, resources and support for a job search as an educator
Excellent in-classroom support from experienced educators
South Carolina Teacher Admission Process
South Carolina Teachers of Tomorrow requires all candidates pursuing admission to the program to provide evidence of the following:
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution
Minimum of a 2.5 GPA
Official transcripts with date conferred
U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, or DACA recipient
Interview with Program Advisor
Passing score on the online screening instrument
Passing score on Praxis 5751 CORE exams or an approved exemption
Program Pricing Details
The total cost of the program is $4395, and over 91% of the costs are deferred until you begin teaching.
Pay only $395 for full access to teacher training, expert guidance, and everything you need to be successful in the classroom.
The deferred balance only becomes payable once you are hired as a full-time teacher, and typically in equal monthly installments over your first year teaching.
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