South Carolina Substitute Teaching License

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The South Carolina State Department of Education does not issue permits to those who wish to substitute teach. Each school district sets its own requirements and handles its own hiring of substitute teachers.

Want to learn how to earn a professional teaching certification? Contact schools offering teaching certification programs in South Carolina.

Depending upon the school district, you may be allowed to choose the grade level and/or subject area you wish to teach.


Education Requirements

All South Carolina schools require substitutes to have at least a high school diploma. Some schools may require an associate’s degree or higher. Some schools also require new substitutes to attend training. Check with your local school district for its requirements.

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Most school districts do not require substitute teachers to have experience. Check with yours to make sure.


Criminal History Background Check

South Carolina’s substitute teachers do not, as of yet, have to undergo a criminal history background check. This may change in the near future.


Contact Information

If you are interested in substitute teaching, contact your local school district.