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To use the ABCTE program to obtain a teaching certificate in South Carolina, you will:

1. Complete the ABCTE certification program.

South Carolina Department of Education Requirement for using ABCTE certificate
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Degree must be from a regionally accredited college.

1. Apply for a Statement of Eligibility from South Carolina Department of Education (Office of Educator Certification).

2. Obtain an offer of employment from a South Carolina public school, and provide verification of the offer to the Office of Educator Certification.

3. Receive a one year, renewable for 2 yrs, Alternate Route Certificate.

4. Teach for 3 years, complete induction and formal teacher evaluation requirements (specific to school district), and pass the Praxis exam in Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT).

5. Apply for the 5 year Professional Certificate

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