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So, You Want to Be a Teacher?

From MTC to . . . appropriate degree... to Teacher Certification

Students planning a teaching career can begin their degree at Midlands Tech, but they must finish an appropriate degree somewhere else and complete the State Department of Education's requirements for teacher certification.

This website includes information about transfer agreements between institutions, advisement information, education courses offered at MTC, information about the Future Educators Association (FEA) club here at MTC, and a link for test preparation for the PRAXIS I (PPST) examination.

What is a “transfer agreement”?

In general, a transfer agreement lists courses you can take at Midlands Tech that are both appropriate and accepted by the institution where you plan to transfer to finish your bachelor's degree.  Every college decides independently which courses it will accept and how those courses fit their degree requirements.  Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution about the appropriateness of courses taken at MTC. 

As an aspiring teacher here at Midlands Tech, you can access transfer agreements for the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School teaching programs at USC by clicking the "Advisement" links on the left. 

Other 4-year education programs are being added as we are able to sign agreements.  Don't forget to check the Transfer Links in the blue side bar for even more colleges.  If you don't see the college you prefer, please let us know of your interest. 

Students who plan to teach on the high school level should generally plan to earn a four-year degree, majoring in the field they wish to teach, followed by a master's degree that leads to teacher certification. However, as you plan your coursework at Midlands Tech, it is advised that you contact USC’s College of Education and the SC Department of Education regarding education courses and field experience needed for high school certification. 

Please be aware that ALL students who plan to teach, work in schools, or participate in mandatory field experiences associated with coursework must pass a SLED background check first.  If you have any doubt about your ability to pass a SLED background check, please contact us before pursuing a teaching degree.

Admission into USC's Professional Program

The Professional Program of USC's College of Education consists of coursework for teacher certification and student teaching usually concentrated in the junior and senior years. Simply transferring to the College of Education does not guarantee that you will be enrolled in the college's Professional Program. Since 60 semester hours are required before you can apply for admission into the Professional Program, additional coursework may be necessary. Upon completing 60 credit hours, the candidate must meet or complete the following:

  • Pass all three sections (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) of the PRAXIS I (PPST).

  • Achieve a GPA of 2.50 or higher.

  • Achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher on all education courses, with no grade lower than a C on any course or field experience.

  • Achieve a grade of C or better in all other course work as specified by the program area.

  • Successfully complete the criminal background check required by the College of Education.

  • Provide a written endorsement from a College of Education faculty member.

  • Provide a written endorsement from an educator outside the university who has worked with the candidate in a practicum setting.

  • Undergo a successful review of the professional portfolio.

Other colleges have similar requirements for entering the professional coursework associated with a degree leading to certification.  Please contact the institution where you plan to transfer to learn what their requirements are.