South Carolina Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions
South Carolina accepts direct applications for administrator certification from those who graduate from an out-of-state, approved teacher preparation program like those offered by WGU. Follow the steps below to prepare your application for advanced certification.
Step 1: Obtain an official copy of your final WGU transcript. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, you may do so online here, or by completing and mailing this form to WGU. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet.
Step 2: Download and complete the Request for Change/Action form.
Step 3: If the South Carolina Department of Education is not listed as a recipient on your Praxis score report, you will need to contact ETS and request that they mail an official score report directly to SC DOE. You may do this by calling 1-800-772-9476 or by submitting the Additional Score Report Request Form to ETS via fax or mail.
Step 4: Once you have received notice of your graduation, download the Verification of College Preparation Recommendation for Teacher Certificate form, open it in Adobe Acrobat (not your web browser) and fill out your personal information on the top portion. Save and email or print and fax it back to WGU Teachers College Licensure (see contact information below).
The Certification Analyst will fill out the remainder of the form and mail it back to you in a sealed envelope for inclusion in your application packet. If you have not already reported your Praxis pedagogy exam scores to WGU, you will need to send a copy of those scores to the Certification Officer as well, so that your recommendation can be completed.
Step 5: Verify three years of teaching experience at the level of licensure for which you are applying by submitting the Verification of Experience Form for completion by the appropriate administrator at your employing school district. If necessary, you may submit additional forms to previous employers.
Step 6: Send the completed and signed Request for Change/Action form, official transcript, and Verification of Experience form(s) to
Division of School Effectiveness
Office of Educator Services
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
Article Number : 20136, 1649