Pathways to the Classroom


Start preparing early for a career in education and discover a wide range of colleges and universities that specialize in training teachers, school counselors, and school leaders in South Carolina.

Out-of-State Teachers

South Carolina offers reciprocity from many states and expedited processing of certification application for spouses of active duty military service members assigned to South Carolina.

Transitioning Professionals

Ready for something new? Find a career you truly love that will empower and inspire generations to come.

International Teachers

The Upstate is home to BMW, Michelin, GE Power, and thousands of other companies, and offers a vibrant innovation ecosystem for entrepreneurs that nurtures new and growing small businesses.


Making an Impact

Mrs. Erin Fox

“Teachers inspire the smallest hearts to grow big enough to change the world”

Erin Fox is an 11th grade English III teacher at Gaffney High School in the Cherokee County School District. Erin pulls from her dramatic, dance, and musical background to create dynamic lessons and units. In her roles as a teacher and cross country coach she ensures that her students are challenged. She strives to teach them “an inner ‘drive’ that will carry them further than a 5K course, classroom, or school year—one that will carry them through life with a persevering attitude that sees them through life’s valleys and peaks.” 

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