District Salary Advancement: Yes
You’ll find our personalized courses will match your teaching needs! All TPAI courses are accredited (HLC / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and will help South Carolina teachers with salary advancement.
*Please follow your district’s pre-approval steps/requirements.
State License Renewal: Yes
The following information is from the South Carolina Department of Education.
Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support South Carolina teachers.
Renewing a Professional License
Effective beginning June 26, 2020, Regulation 43-55 was amended to remove the requirement of a graduate course for certificate renewal for educators who do not hold a master’s degree.
Educators may complete academic credit-bearing coursework through a Regionally Accredited Institute of Higher Education for renewal credit.
- 1 semester hour = 20 renewal credits
Eligible coursework must be presented on an Official Transcript and must:
- Relate to the educator’s current field(s) of certification;
- Meet requirements for adding another field of certification to the educator’s certificate; or
- Relate to the topics of technology, curriculum design, or instructional practices.
Educators are encouraged to seek pre-approval for any coursework or programs they seek to complete for renewal purposes. For formal course approval, please submit a detailed course description along with a Request for Change/Action Form. The Office of Educator Services does not offer course approvals via phone call or email.
[All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]
For further information, see the South Carolina Department of Education.