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South Carolina Online Teaching Endorsement

The following University of South Carolina courses meet the current South Carolina add-on requirements for the Online Teaching Endorsement:

South Carolina Requirements for the Online Teaching Endorsement University of South Carolina Course
Teaching Online Courses Effectively EDET 755 – Design and Evaluation of Information Access and Delivery
Knowledge of Utilizing Online Learning Management Systems  EDET 603 – Design & Development Tools 1
Elective (select two courses)

Select two:

  • EDET 705 – The Learning Experience
  • EDET 722 – Instructional Design and Assessment
  • EDET 735 – Technological Application for Diverse Populations
  • EDET 793 – Advanced Instructional Design and Development
  • EDET 652 – Design and Evaluation of Games and Simulations -OR- EDET 703 – Design and Development Tools II (only one of these two will count)


All courses are available online. This coursework provides educators with the theoretical, pedagogical, and technical skills and knowledge to effectively teach classes online.

Add-On Endorsement Requirements

In order to gain the add-on endorsement in Online Teaching, in addition to completing the above coursework with a grade of C or better, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree or higher;
  2. Initial, Professional, or Alternative Route certificate at the early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or PK–12 level; 


Add-on endorsements are determined and granted by the South Carolina Department of Education. Prior to beginning coursework, we recommend that you contact the South Carolina Department of Education to determine all the necessary steps to add-on endorsement areas.

Refer to the South Carolina Department of Education Guidelines and Requirements for Adding Certification Fields and Endorsements [pdf] for the most current add-on requirements as they are subject to change.

Combine Your Endorsement with a Degree

If you are considering the add-on endorsement in Online Teaching, you may be interested in the 100% online M.Ed. in Educational Technology; you can meet the requirements for the endorsement by completing the program.

If you are ready to pursue a doctorate degree, our 100% online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with a Learning Design and Technologies concentration has the courses required to meet the requirements of the Online Teaching endorsement.

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