The American Board can help you change careers and become a teacher in South Carolina. In June 2007, the state General Assembly passed House Bill 3476 which approved the American Board as a route to teacher licensure in South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Education fully recognizes the American Board’s certification for all school districts and charter schools in the state.
Why Choose the American Board?
The American Board offers a flexible, affordable route to earning a South Carolina teaching certificate. You can complete our self-paced program online without quitting your job or taking additional college courses.
The American Board has issued more than 200 certifications in South Carolina and has more than 250 working toward certification. Career changers such as math teacher Wanda Martin or Blake Hedden, who is teaching at the South Carolina high school he once attended, have earned their certification through the American Board.
The American Board’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, Michelle Gilmer left her career in the engineering field to pursue her dream of being a math teacher. “I hope to utilize my work experience by bringing real-world mathematics applications to the classroom,” she says, echoing the desires of many American Board candidates.
With the American Board, you can earn your South Carolina teacher certification in a manner that is both cost-effective and efficient. On average, candidates take 8-10 months to complete the program. We provide a variety of resources to help prepare you for exams including online workshops, practice tests, and support from our advising team. The American Board costs $1995 for initial preparation and testing.
We are the only route in the state that does not require college coursework. Other alternative routes in South Carolina require a bachelor’s degree in the subject you wish to teach as well as additional college coursework.
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