• PACE PROGRAM

    South Carolina Alternative Certification Process To Earn SC Educator Certification

    Link to PDF HERE

    PACE is the SC Department of Education’s certification program that provides a route to become a certified educator by being accepted into the PACE program, employed by a SC public school district and successfully completing all PACE’s required steps to become a SC certified educator. The SC Dept. of Ed determines the PACE areas of certification.

    The SC Department of Education is the only agency that can determine a candidate’s eligibility and the PACE website is full of valuable and helpful information.

    To find out more information on the State's PACE program

    http://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/career-changers/pace/.

    For specific information on applying to the PACE program

     https://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/alternative-certification/alternative-certification-programs/program-of-alternative-certification-for-educators/pace-applicants/

    For PACE FAQs –

    https://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/alternative-certification/alternative-certification-programs/program-of-alternative-certification-for-educators/pace-frequently-asked-questions/

    or contact

    Office of Educator Services
    Alternative Certification
    8301 Parklane Rd.
    Columbia, SC 29223
    803.896.0325 altcertification@ed.sc.gov

    Once you hold a PACE Letter of Eligibility, you earn the status to be reviewed and ‘Qualified’ as a teacher applicant in the area of your PACE certification. The applicant should upload the PACE Letter of Eligibility into their Applitrack application.

    **Please note that a PACE Evaluation letter does not qualify you as a teacher candidate. You must have a PACE Eligibility letter.***