Become an Exceptional Education Teacher
Join our Family of Educators and Make a Lasting Impression on the Lives of Students
What is an Exceptional Education Teacher?
An Exceptional Education Teacher/Special Education Teacher serves a vital role working with students with special needs enrolled in various programs for students with disabilities throughout the district. Over 300 teachers, therapists, employment specialists, and assistants are employed to meet the unique, individualized needs of students who have been found eligible for specialized instruction and services. Instruction is provided through a variety of models including consultative, collaborative, and inclusive, as well as pull-out resource services and specialized services and programs.
Who is included in the Exception Education Department?
Areas of Certification for Special Education:
- Early Childhood
- Emotional Disabilities
- Multi-Categorical Disabilities
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities
- Severe Disabilities
- Visual Impairments
- Hearing Impairments
- Speech Language Therapists (Master’s Required)
- School Psychology (Master’s Required)
How Can I Become an Exceptional Education Teacher?
You can apply online if you already have your teaching certificate in special education.
Explore the other opportunities to get started teaching in Exceptional Student Education
CREATE Scholarship Program
The SC-CREATE scholarship program, sponsored by the SCDE Office of Special Education Services prepares current General Education teachers or individuals who hold a non-education Bachelor's degree in any major with no teaching license, a path to become a professional special education teacher.
The mission of CREATE is to build capacity and grow the Special Education Teacher workforce. The CREATE program also has funds to assist full-time employees, in and out of the classroom, in SC public schools with obtaining add-on and PACE-SpEd licensure.
If you are in one of the following groups and desire to serve students as an Exceptional Student Education/Special Education teacher, please apply for the CREATE Scholarship:
General Education Teachers (who are seeking a career change into Special Education)
Special Education Teachers (who are being required to add-on another SpEd area)
PACE-ED/LD/MC Teachers (who need to complete three required licensure courses)
Teacher Assistants (who hold SC educator licensure in a GenEd area)
Non-instructional Staff (who hold SC educator licensure in a GenEd area)
Teachers of Tomorrow (who hold a LD or ED certificate) https://www.teachersoftomorrow.org/southcarolina
The first step is to submit a CREATE application online