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									                                          Renewal Point Matrix
                            CERTIFICATE RENEWAL PLAN
         PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATORS
    Educators who are not employed in a position that requires South Carolina educator certification
                            are restricted to Options 1 and 2 in the matrix.

   CERTIFICATE                                                                                         REQUIRED
                             ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA                  RENEWAL POINTS
 RENEWAL OPTION                                                                                       VERIFICATION
1. College Point         All courses must                          Maximum: up to 120           In order to receive renewal
                             directly relate either to the        renewal points may be        points via this option, the
                              educator’s area(s) of                earned via this option       educator must provide
                              certification, or to an area of      during the five-year             an official transcript from
                              certification in which the           validity period of the            the college or university.
                              educator is formally enrolled, or    certificate.
                              to the goals of the educator
                              and/or the educator’s employing      Accrual rate: 1 semester
                              educational entity;                  hour of earned course
                             be taken through an NCATE            point = 20 renewal points
                              (National Council for
                              Accreditation of Teacher
                              Education) or regionally
                              appointed college or university
                              or through a college or
                              university that has programs
                              approved for teacher education
                              by the State Board of Education
                              (SBE);
                             be taken for credit; and
                             result in a passing grade in a
                              pass/fail class or in a grade of C
                              or better.

2. State                 All certificate renewal courses must      Maximum: up to 120           In order to receive renewal
   Department of             directly relate either to the        renewal points may be        points via this option, the
                              educator’s area(s) of                earned though approved       educator must provide
   Education                  certification or to the goals of     renewal courses during           a report from the course
   Certificate                the educator and/or the              the five-year validity            administrator, as
   Renewal Course             educator’s employing                 period of the certificate.        required by current SBE
                              educational entity and                                                 guidelines for certificate
                             have been approved by the            Accrual rate: 1 semester          renewal courses.
                              State Department of Education,       hour of earned course
                              according to SBE criteria.           point = 20 renewal points




3. District Point        District professional development         Maximum: up to 120           In order to receive renewal
   Plan for              points must                               renewal points may be        points via this option, the
                          be earned within a district point       earned under an              educator must provide
   Certificate               plan for certificate renewal that     approved district point          official district
   Renewal                   was approved by the SBE and           plan during the five-year         verification, as specified
                          be reciprocal from one SBE-             validity period of the            in the district’s SBE-
   Districts currently                                             certificate.
                             approved district point plan to                                         approved point plan for
   operating a               another.                              Accrual rate: 1 earned            certificate renewal.
   District Point Plan                                             professional
   will phase out that                                             development point = 1
   plan by July 2005.                                              renewal point
   CERTIFICATE                                                                                          REQUIRED
                               ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA                   RENEWAL POINTS
 RENEWAL OPTION                                                                                        VERIFICATION
4. Publications            Publications must                          Maximum: 60 renewal        In order to receive renewal
                            appear in a professional journal         points may be earned       points via this option, the
                              or in a format that is sanctioned       during the five-year       educator must provide
(further information          by the employing educational            validity period.            a synopsis (one page or
provided at the end of        agency,                                                                less) of the publication
matrix)                     contribute to the effective              Accrual rate:                  and
                              practice of the education                primary author of         official verification from the
                              profession and/or to the body of           book or refereed            publisher of the work’s
                              knowledge of the certification             journal article = 60        acceptance for
                              area(s), and                               renewal points              publication, including the
                            be a first-time publication (i.e.,        primary author of non-       date of acceptance.
                              revised versions or second                 refereed journal
                              editions are excluded).                    article = 30 renewal
                                                                         points
                                                                       secondary author of
                                                                        book or article = 15
                                                                        renewal points
5. Instruction             Renewal points for instruction (e.g.,      Maximum: up to 60          In order to receive renewal
                           courses taught at colleges or              renewal points may be      points via this option, the
                           universities; formal, prepared             earned via this option     educator must provide
                           presentations given at conferences         during the five-year        a copy of the schedule
                           or meetings) are awarded only for          validity period of the         from the district,
                           those activities that                      certificate.                   college/university, or
                            exceed job requirements for the                                         organization, indicating
                               educator’s position, as defined        Accrual rate:                  the date(s) and time of the
                               by the employing educational            college/university           instructional activity and
                               entity;                                   course: 1 semester       a synopsis (e.g., course
                            are professionally oriented and             hour of instruction =       objectives from the
                               educationally relevant; and               20 renewal points           syllabus, workshop or
                            are offered for the first time by         presentation: a 1-hour       meeting agenda,
                               the educator.                             presentation = 1.5          conference program) of
                                                                         renewal points.             the content of the
                                                                                                     instructional activity.
                                                                       (This includes
                                                                      preparation time.)

6. Professional Training   All professional training must             Maximum: up to 120         In order to receive renewal
                            relate to the educator’s                 renewal points may be      points via this option, the
(further information
                               professional development plan,         earned via this option     educator must provide
provided at the end of
                               area(s) of certification, and/or the   during the five-year        the training objectives
the matrix)
                               employing educational entity’s         validity period of the         and/or training outline and
                               plan;                                  certificate.                a certificate or other
                            be recognized as having                                                 official documentation
                               professional relevance to the          Accrual rate: 1 hour of        verifying successful
                               educational setting; and               direct participation = 1       completion of the training
                            be successfully completed.               renewal point                  program, including the
                                                                      1 CEU = 10 hours of            date(s) and the number of
                                                                      direct participation           hours of direct
                                                                                                     participation.
   CERTIFICATE                                                                                       REQUIRED
                             ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA                 RENEWAL POINTS
 RENEWAL OPTION                                                                                     VERIFICATION
7. Professional          Assessor/evaluator renewal points        Maximum: up to 60           In order to receive renewal
Assessor/ Evaluator      may be obtained only                     renewal points may be       points via this option, the
                          for evaluation activities that         earned via this option      educator must provide
                            exceed job requirements for the       during the five-year         official documentation
                            educator’s position, as defined       validity period of the          verifying completion of all
                            by the employing educational          certificate.                    evaluation/ assessment
                            entity;                                                               team requirements,
                          by an educator who has received        Accrual rate: 1 hour of         including the date(s) and
                            training/approval/ certification as   direct participation = 1        the number of hours of
                            an assessor/ evaluator on a           renewal point                   direct participation.
                            national or state-approved
                            accreditation, assessment, or         Participation on an
                            evaluation team (e.g., ADEPT          ADEPT Evaluation Team
                            evaluator, principal assessor,        = maximum 30 points
                            SACS [Southern Association of
                            Colleges and Schools] evaluator,
                            external review team [ERT]
                            evaluator, NCATE evaluator,
                            NBPTS [National Board for
                            Professional Teaching
                            Standards] assessor); and
                          upon the educator’s completion
                            of all requirements of the
                            assessment/ evaluation process.




8. Mentorship,           Renewal points for mentorship,           Maximum: up to 60           In order to receive renewal
Supervision, or          supervision, or coaching are             renewal points may be       points via this option, the
Instructional Coaching   awarded only for those activities that   earned via this option      educator must provide
                          exceed job requirements for the        during the five-year         official documentation
                            educator’s position, as defined       validity period.                from the training
                            by the employing educational                                          institution, professional
                            entity;                               Accrual rate                    organization, or
                          assist another educator (e.g.,         (maximums):                     employing educational
                            student teacher, teacher,              supervision of student        entity verifying successful
                            administrator); and                      teacher (one                 completion of all
                          are provided in conjunction with          semester) = 20               responsibilities, including
                            an approved training program,            renewal points               the type, extent, and
                            induction program, or                  mentoring (full year) =       dates of services (e.g.,
                            professional development                 30 renewal points            mentoring, supervising,
                            process.                               coaching (full year) =        coaching) provided by the
                                                                     20 renewal points            educator.
                                                                     internships = 20
                                                                     renewal points
   CERTIFICATE                                                                                           REQUIRED
                               ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA                 RENEWAL POINTS
 RENEWAL OPTION                                                                                         VERIFICATION
9. Educational Project,    Renewal points for educational          Maximum: up to 60              In order to receive renewal
Collaboration, Grant, or   projects, collaborations, grants, or    renewal points may be          points via this option, the
Research                   research are awarded only for those     earned via this option         educator must provide
                           activities that                         during the five-year            a synopsis (one page or
                            exceed job requirements for the       validity period of the             less) of the project,
                               educator’s position, as defined     certificate.                       collaboration, grant, or
                               by the employing educational                                           research; and
                               entity;                             Accrual rate: 1 hour of         official documentation
                            are coordinated or approved by        direct participation = 1           from the educational
                               an educational entity;              renewal point                      entity verifying the date(s)
                            are related to student                                                   and hours of direct
                               achievement and/or to the goals     Maximum for each                   participation.
                               of an educational entity;           activity within this option:
                            result in an educationally            30 renewal points
                               relevant product; and
                            are a minimum of 5 hours in
                               length.
10. Professional           Renewal points are awarded only for     Maximum: up to 60              In order to receive renewal
Development Activity       those professional development          renewal points may be          points via this option, the
                           activities (e.g., conferences,          earned via this option         educator must provide
 Includes conferences,
                           workshops, task forces) that            during the five-year            official documentation
workshops, task force,
                            are tied to the educator’s area(s)    validity period of the             from the sponsor verifying
etc.
                               of certification and/or the goals   certificate.                       the educator’s
(further information           of the employing educational                                           participation, and
provided at the end of         entity;                             Accrual rate: 1 hour of         a synopsis of the session
matrix)                     are provided by a national, state,    direct participation = 1           topic(s), date(s), and
                               regional, or locally approved       renewal point                      time(s).
                               sponsor; and                        1 CEU = 10 hours of
                            involve a minimum of 4 hours of       direct participation
                               direct contact, excluding meals
                               and breaks.

11. Professional           CEU renewal points are awarded          Maximum: up to 120             In order to receive renewal
Development Activity       only for those professional             renewal points may be          points via this option, the
(CEU Point)                development activities (e.g.,           earned via this option         educator must provide
                           conferences, workshops, task            during the five-year            a transcript or other official
IACET CEU Point –
                           forces) that                            validity period of the             verification of CEU point,
(further CEU information    are tied to the educator’s area(s)    certificate.                       including the title of the
provided at the end of         of certification and/or to the                                         activity, the date of
matrix)                        goals of the employing              Accrual rate: 1 CEU = 10           completion, and a brief
                               educational entity,                 renewal points                     description of the activity.
                            are provided by an SDE-
                               approved CEU sponsor, and
                            involve a minimum of 4 hours of
                               direct contact, excluding meals
                               and breaks.

								
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