South Carolina - Educator Professional Growth and Development: Professional Development

Professional Development
Policy Type: 

The South Carolina Department of Education is required to adopt standards for professional development.


Effective staff development that produces results for adults and students addresses organizational culture, processes of adult learning, and content for learning. The standards are divided into three categories:
a. Context standards address the organization, system, and culture in which the new learning will occur and be implemented.
b. Process standards refer to the design and delivery of staff development. They describe the processes used to acquire new knowledge and skills.
c. Content standards refer to the actual skills and knowledge that effective educators need to posses to produce higher levels of student learning.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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