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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.

Professional Licensure by State - South Carolina

In order for an educator preparation program to be used to obtain a first time certificate or to add a field to an existing certificate, the program must:

  • Be completed at a Regionally Accredited Institution of Higher Education (IHE);
  • Be approved either by that state’s licensing authority or by NCATE/CAEP;
  • Be approved for certification by the Department of Education in the state in which the program provider is located; and
  • Include a sufficient student teaching or internship component.

Please note that out-of-state alternative certification programs are not accepted for South Carolina initial certification purposes. Educators that completed out-of-state alternative certification programs must either present a valid, standard certificate from out-of-state to apply for reciprocity or must enroll in a South Carolina Alternative Certification Program.

Approval Status

Pima Community College’s Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program meets the academic requirements for initial certification.

State Website

South Carolina Licensure Website

Contact Information

South Carolina Department of Education 1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-734-8500

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