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State Department of Education

Preliminary Guidelines for Renewal Credit Providers

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The following preliminary guidelines apply to institutions, organizations, and agencies that wish to sponsor activities for South Carolina Renewal Credit Plan under any of the certificate renewal options outlined on the renewal credit matrix.

Prior to the Renewal Credit Activity

The activity sponsor/renewal credit provider should advise prospective participants of the following renewal credit guidelines, as specified in the South Carolina Department of Education Renewal Credit Plan:

The pre-approval policy will be determined by the educator's district. In order to assist educators, if prior approval is necessary for the option, the activity sponsor/renewal credit provider should make the following information available to prospective participants:

This information may be in the form of a brochure, conference program, agenda, etc.

  

Following the Renewal Credit Activity

Within four weeks following the conclusion of the renewal activity, the activity sponsor/renewal credit provider should provide a written "Certificate of Completion" to each participant who successfully completed the activity. This certificate should include the following information:

In addition to providing a "Certificate of Completion" to each eligible participant, it is recommended that the activity sponsor/renewal credit provider maintain a record of the participants who successfully complete each activity.

The educator will be responsible for submitting the "Certificate of Completion" to his or her District Renewal Plan Coordinator or designee in order to process the renewal credit. The district determines the qualifying renewal credit option for their educators. The district will submit the renewal credit to the Division of Teacher Quality's certification portal system.

 

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