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Elementary Education/SC Licensure: Certificate

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Your future in teaching is within reach. Take your final steps and pursue your purpose.

Your life. Your career. Your studies. Elevate your future without disrupting your daily life, at NGU.
Credit Hours
Complete your certificate with one course, a practicum, and a directed student teaching component. Then, apply your credit hours toward a master’s degree (if you so choose). That’s a win-win.
Ranked Online College
NGU ranked #3 on EDsmart’s list of “Best Online Colleges in South Carolina” (2020).

Your Final Transition from Student to Teacher

You’ve completed your four-year degree in Elementary Education. You’re currently serving in the classroom as an aid, substitute, or teacher in a private school, but you’ve not yet earned your state certification. The Elementary: SC Licensure certificate program is designed for that exact reason–to help you earn your state licensure.* Dive deep into the South Carolina Department of Education expectations for new teachers, explore best practices and evaluation assessments in the classroom, experience the trials and triumphs of first-year teachers in an encouraging environment, and elevate your passion for teaching as you prepare to earn your state certification.

What Can I Do With a Certificate in Elementary: SC Licensure?

Obtaining a licensure in elementary Education in South Carolina is a crucial step towards a fulfilling career dedicated to the education and development of young learners.

By meeting the state’s requirements and demonstrating expertise in elementary pedagogy, you can become a qualified educator equipped to create engaging learning experiences, promote academic growth, and ensure the well-being of elementary students.

Embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children, collaborate with families and communities, and contribute to the educational landscape in South Carolina, shaping a brighter future for the next generation.

Elementary School Teacher

Program Coordinator

Teacher Trainer

Elementary Ed. Beside Experienced & Faithful Teachers

Constance Wright, EdD
Dean, College of Education
Nancy Caukin, EdD
Associate Dean, College of Education
Melissa Cruver, EdD
Department Chair, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Kristy Hammett, EdD
Associate Professor, Education
Andrew S. Hodges, MEd
Program Director, Secondary Education
W. LaVelle McCray, MEd
Instructor, Education
Sarah McKinney, MEd
Instructor, Education
Linda O. Parker, EdD
Assistant Professor, Education

A Hands-on Approach to Elementary Education

  • South Carolina Teacher Expectations
  • Elementary ED Practicum II
  • Directed Student Teaching

Have Questions about the Program?

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Lori Vinson, EdD

Online Program Director, Educational Studies
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