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Getting Started

We are excited that you are interested in a career in education!  Please review the information below to guide you on a successful path in teacher education.

Declaring an Undergraduate Education Major

Students start the declaration of major process through their MyCharleston account (Program of Study Management System):

  • Declaration request is submitted online.
  • The Coordinator for Student Services will assign a faculty advisor to you in the EHHP.
  • Meet with assigned faculty advisor(s) within thirty (30) days.

If you have questions about the declaration of major process contact the Coordinator for Student Services for the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance at 843-953-2008.

Admission Requirements for Teacher Education Licensure Programs

Please click on the applicable link below for further information about the admission requirements into the teacher education program.

Undergraduate Praxis® Core Information

Do I need to take the Praxis® Core?

Testing requirements for admission to Teacher Education

The South Carolina State Department of Education requires teacher candidates to prove competency in the areas of reading, writing and math prior to formal admission to an educator preparation provider.  Teacher candidates may prove competency in each core academic area through the Praxis® Core, SAT® or ACT® tests. 

Test Name

Total or Composite Score *




Praxis®   Core

Not Applicable






22 (English Portion)


SAT®   (Beginning March 5, 2016)


550 (Reading & Writing Portion)


SAT®   (2005-2015)


Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

SAT® (Prior to   2005)


Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

* Meeting the minimum SAT® total or ACT® composite score will exempt a teacher candidate from all three Praxis® Core subtests.

Admission Stages

Admission stages if you took EDFS 201 prior to Spring 2018

Admission stages if you took EDFS 201 in Spring 2018 or later

Transfer Students

Transfer students must have transcripts officially evaluated by the Office of Admissions to determine course equivalents.  Potential students may also access a “Transfer Equivalency Database” available in the “Transfer Credit” area of the Registrar’s Office website (  The database will allow inquirers to view how courses from United States institutions have been previously evaluated for transfer to the College of Charleston.  The Transfer Equivalency Database is not official and subject to change, but might help serve as a guide.

All education courses and those that might be considered to meet core or professional requirements will be further evaluated by the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance.

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