Meeting State Requirements for South Carolina Teachers

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Renew My South Carolina Teaching Certificate

We have helped many teachers from South Carolina renew their certificates, increase their salaries and advance their careers.

Renew Your Certificate

Whether you have a Master’s degree or undergraduate degree, educators are only required to earn 120 renewal points. Requirements found on the Professional Certificate Renewal webpage.

If you have additional questions, please visit the Contacting Educator Services website.

Credit Conversion

1 Teaching Channel with Learners Edge graduate level, continuing education credit = 20 renewal credits 

Each Teaching Channel with Learners Edge 3-credit course requires approximately 45 hours for course completion.

  • Valid (non-expired) certificates must meet requirements within their current certificate’s validity; 
  • Non-valid (expired) certificates must meet all renewal requirements within the five year period prior to their formal request for renewal. Renewal credits earned over five years prior are not eligible for use in renewing the expired certificate. 

Renewal credits can be earned by taking Teaching Channel courses.

Select 1, 2, or 3-credit courses to meet your renewal requirements and work toward salary advancement. Choose professional development or Flex Credit courses for renewal only.

Jason Flatt Act

Educators working in a public middle or high school setting must satisfy the Jason Flatt Act requirements before their professional certificate can be renewed. We recommend the following course to meet this requirement:

Example 3: Your Choose Two 

Educators holding professional certifications expiring in 2020 and beyond are currently required to earn the appropriate Read to Succeed (R2S) endorsement to be eligible for further certificate renewals.  All coursework that is accepted for meeting R2S endorsement requirements is also pre-approved for meeting renewal requirements. For more information, visit Read to Succeed (R2S) Endorsement Requirements.

For more information, visit the South Carolina Certification webpages.

Advance Your Salary

Increase your annual and lifetime salary through salary advancement by completing graduate-level, continuing education courses or a graduate program with American College of Education (ACE).

Already have a Master’s Degree? Maximize your education return on investment with our 5-Course Lane Change Bundle.

Teaching Channel with Learners Edge partners with highly respected colleges and universities to provide versatile and effective continuing education graduate credit courses for educators. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge University Partners are accredited by various agencies including:  CAEP/TEAC/NCATE, HLC, NECHE, NWCCU WSCUC.

Not sure which University Partner to choose? 

ACE is our preferred partner for many reasons including its accredited status and educator-focused graduate-level programs.

District requirements vary; please refer to your contract or seek district guidance or pre-approval as needed.

University Partners for South Carolina Educators

Why You Should Enroll in Courses as a Long-Term Investment

In many districts, teachers gain a salary increase when they accrue graduate-level credits. But have you considered the money you leave on the table when you delay accruing those credits?

Teachers who gain an extra $8K in salary 20 years before retirement bring home an extra $160K in earnings. And those teachers may also receive a higher pension by finishing their careers at an advance salary level. Compare that to the educator who achieves that goal 10 years later: $80K less income. See what credit accrual could mean for you by using our salary calculator. Be sure to check our course bundles that let you accrue credits at less cost and on a pay-as-you-learn plan.

Bundle Your Savings

Pay a lot less with our course bundles, plus go even easier on your budget with a monthly payment plan.

3 course bundle

3-Course Bundle

Choose three 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save $187.

5 course bundle

5-Course Bundle

Choose five 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $380.

10 course bundle

10-Course Bundle

Choose ten 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $760.

Enhance Your
Salary and Career

We are proud partners with American College of Education (ACE). Named #2 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top Online Colleges 2023, ACE ensures you can learn and grow as far as you desire for your teaching career.

Find the advanced degree you need at an exceptionally low price through our special partnership with ACE.

Save up to 84% on Tuition Costs

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Master’s Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)

National Average Cost
of an M.Ed. Degree


Doctoral Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)

National Average
Cost of an EdD Degree

Take Advantage of Group Savings

Gather your group and get the best course pricing available. It’s easy to sign up and organize. As your group grows, so does your discount.