STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: COMPLETE A SCHOOL OF EDUCATION INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DURING ADVISEMENT (ONE YEAR PRIOR TO INTERNSHIP)
STEP 2: COMPLETE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION PROCESS DURING ADVISEMENT (ONE YEAR PRIOR TO INTERNSHIP)
The link below provides you with the overall picture of the steps you need to take and documents you need to complete in order to be cleared for student teaching in the state of South Carolina. Be sure to read all of the directions.
STEP 3: PAY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INTERNSHIP FEE
The SCDOE processing fee is $105.
STEP 4: COMPLETE THE ELECTRONIC FINGERPRINTING PROCESS
For fingerprinting you will need to go to the website listed on the handout (see attachment) and sign up for a location and time to have your fingerprints done. The fee will be an estimated $55 that you will need to pay at the time you make your appointment.
Pursuant to Section 59-25-115 of the SC Code of Laws, all teacher candidates must have a cleared background check on file with the SCDE before they can begin the student teaching semester. Background checks are valid for 18 months.
STEP 5: SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR FINGERPRINTING RECEIPT AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD TO THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Once you have been fingerprinted, please provide us with a copy of your receipt AND a copy of your social security card. DO NOT email us a copy of your social security card. You may submit in person (B&E 210), send via mail (USCA School of Education, Box 28, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801), or FAX your information to us (803-641-3698).
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