Step 1: You must take at least one course from an accredited college or university to qualify for recertification if you do not currently have a Master's degree.
If you already have a Master's Degree, all required 120 credits may be obtained by using the Matrix provided by the SCDOE. Click http://ed.sc.gov/scopd/ to check this Matrix.
Step 2: You must request that your transcripts be sent to:
This is NOT done automatically by the institution conducting the course. You must request that your transcript be sent. Transcript Request Forms can be found by clicking on the FORMS link on the district's home page or selecting one of the following forms:
Step 3: You may wish to check your certification status to see if your new classes have been posted. Colleton County's Office of Human Resources will enter the information.
Step 4: Forward a transcript of coursework, a computation sheet, and Request for Change/Action to the Office of Human Resources to have your certificate renewed. If you are upgrading your certificate, (i.e., adding another area or changing levels (e.g. Bachelor's + 18 to Masters or Master's to Master's +30)) then you must send a sealed transcript and fax or mail a Request for Change/Action Form to the SCDOE. The Office of Human Resources cannot input this information for you.
Step 5: You MUST send in (via snail mail) a Change of Action Form requesting your new certificate to Colleton County's Office of Human Resources. Click here to print that form.