Frequently Asked Questions
Certification Grade Levels for South Carolina:
EARLY CHILDHOOD PK-3
Processing of Certification Forms
Please allow 3 to 5 business days for the processing of all certification forms.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Principles of Learning and Teaching exam (PLT) is a requirement for South Carolina initial certification (as of July 1, 2006). All students who complete a teacher education program must pass the PLT before the initial certificate can be issued.
Currently required PRAXIS II exams are listed on the South Carolina Department of Education’s website: www.scteachers.org/cert/exam.cfm
Note: PRAXIS II scores, including PLT scores, are reported approximately six weeks after the tests are taken.