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    Understand the Career

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    What do teachers do?

    With nearly 800,000 students and more than 1200 public schools, South Carolina schools are as unique as South Carolinians. From small rural schools to large urban and suburban districts, there’s a classroom that’s right for you. Join talented colleagues, make your mark and get paid for it.

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    Choose Your Path

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    How do I become a teacher?

    Whether you’re starting from scratch or already have a bachelor’s degree or experience, you have options. We’ll overview the steps you need to take and some of the decisions you can make along the way.

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    Earn Your Certificate

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    What’s teacher certification?

    Once you get to know which subject and grade you want to teach, you’ll need to choose a teaching program and meet the state requirements for a certificate. This detailed guide takes you step-by-step.

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    Find a Job or Internship

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    How do I start my teaching career?

    The best way to find out if teaching is right for you is to try it! You can get paid as a tutor, teaching assistant or afterschool professional while earning your certificate. When the time comes, you’ll be ready to apply for teaching positions.

Are you ready to shape the future?

As a teacher, you’ll put your energy and creativity to work preparing students to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, from pandemics to climate change and social justice. Great teachers are innovative and always in demand.

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We partner with the South Carolina Department of Education and a statewide coalition of schools and community organizations to offer FREE tools to future teachers ready to shape education in the state.
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About TEACH South Carolina

TEACH South Carolina is a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) TEACH (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by the U.S. Department of Education, with a mission to help people consider teaching and enter the profession.), South Carolina school districts, universities, and other educator preparation programs, and The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA). This initiative is fully funded by the SCDE.
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  1. Learn about your certification options.
  2. Explore teacher training programs.
  3. Get support for teaching tests.
  4. Apply for financial aid.
  5. Chat with certification experts via live chat, small group sessions or 1-on-1 meetings.

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