School of Education

Add-On Certification

The Eugene T. Moore School of Education offers courses that will lead to add-on certification in: Early Childhood Education, ESOL (K-12) and Middle Level Education. All add-on certification courses are held at the University Center in Greenville (UCG).

Students must hold a valid SC license (though in some instances course work toward the add-on may begin during initial candidacy). Add-on certification is administered through the S.C. Department of Education. See: Steps for adding additional areas of certification. Specific courses that may be needed are listed in the state certification manual.

Early Childhood

Please refer to the South Carolina Teacher Certification Manual for the most current certification requirements. Please contact Dr. Sandy Linder for more information on coursework offerings that lead to the add-on certification in Early Childhood Education.

ESOL Certification

Please refer to the South Carolina Teacher Certification Manual for the most current certification requirements:

Summer I 2014
EDF 8710 Cultural Diversity

Summer II 2014
EDLT 8740 Principles and Strategies for Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages

Fall 2014
ED 8390 Introduction to Linguistics
ED 8670 Practicum in Instruction of ESOL to Elementary and Secondary Learners

Spring 2015
EDLT 8730 Teaching Reading and Writing to Limited English Proficient Learners
ED 8670 Practicum in the Instruction of ESOL to Elementary and Secondary Learners

Middle Level Certification

Please refer to the South Carolina Teacher Certification Manual for the most current certification requirements:

For those students certified with a valid secondary education license or currently pursuing a valid secondary education degree (in the same content area):

Summer II — ED 4410/ED 6410: Middle School Curriculum (3)

For those students certified in early childhood or elementary education or currently pursuing certification in early childhood or elementary education:

Summer I — EDML 8030 Early Adolescent Growth and Development (3)
Summer II — ED 4410/ED 6410 Middle School Curriculum (3)
Spring — EDLT 8670

Students will also need 15 credits in the content area in which they are pursuing certification. Please see the Clemson University Schedule of Courses to identify available content area courses.