Certification Requirements

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    Valid Teaching Certificates:  All certified employees must maintain valid teaching certificates from the State Department of Education. Certificates must be on file in the Personnel Office prior to the first day of the contract period.

    Changes in Certification: It is the responsibility of each certified employee to insure that the Personnel Office is updated with changes in name, address or any certification changes.

    AdvancED Accreditation: Each school in Dorchester School District Two is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For a school to maintain accreditation, each teacher and administrator must earn at least six semester hours of college credit during each five-year period of employment or the equivalency as approved by the state committee. The same six hours of graduate credit may be used for certificate renewal. Equivalency points earned for certificate renewal through a state approved staff development program may be presented to meet the SACS accreditation requirement.