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Training

Our teacher training program gets you ready for the classroom.

Effective Preparation for Today's South Carolina Classrooms


Our teacher training program offers a research-based curriculum focused on preparing the teachers of tomorrow. Educational leaders provide the foundation of our curriculum, including the work of Dr. Robert Marzano, Dr. Madeline Hunter, Harry Wong, Dr. Benjamin Bloom, Dr. Ruby Payne, and Dr. Eric Jensen. Our curriculum is continually updated to provide the most effective and relevant preparation for teaching in today’s classroom. NEW! Click here to tour our training coursework.

Our Proven Program

Our comprehensive teacher training is offered in a full online format so that you can learn at a pace that fits your schedule. The innovative coursework integrates our research-based pedagogy with high-engagement learning.

More than 175 hours of educator training is offered to ensure you learn all of the skills and strategies necessary to be a confident and successful teacher.

Following are sample courses completed prior to entering the classroom:

  • Preparing for the Profession
  • Characteristics of Effective Teachers
  • Educator Professionalism
  • Community of Learners
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • The South Carolina Educator Code of Ethics
  • Components of Effective Instruction
  • Differentiating Instruction

Following are sample courses completed during the Internship Year:

  • Developing English Language Proficiency
  • Teaching Strategies that Work
  • Community Engagement
  • Digital Tools for Today’s Classroom
  • Designing a Personalized Learning Environment
  • Research Based Strategies for Literacy Development

Comprehensive Training in Two Phases


South Carolina Teachers coursework is divided into two phases. Phase I: Classroom Readiness Training is completed before entering the classroom and consists of teacher training coursework and Field Based Experiences (FBEs). FBEs are introductory classroom experiences which involve reflective observation of EC-12 students, teachers, and campus staff members engaging in educational activities in a school setting. Phase II: Excellence in Teaching and Learning is completed during your Internship Year. The specific coursework is dependent upon the state standards required for your desired area of certification.

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust