Explanation of the Plan
The purpose of the new Certificate Renewal Plan is to provide a method that certified educators employed by the district with a contractual agreement can use to apply a broad range of relevant professional development activities to meet their certification renewal requirements. South Carolina state statute and State Board of Education regulations require that a teacher have a valid certificate in the area(s) he or she is teaching. It is the sole responsibility and the contractual obligation of the employee to maintain a valid certificate.
For additional information about certification issues, please visit State Department of Education Office of Teacher Certification or Dr. Tammy Small.
It is a systematic method to integrate the requirements of employment with evaluation and professional development to support the goals of teachers, districts, school renewal and strategic plans.