South Carolina - School Counseling Staff Qualifications: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State laws recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and degree requirements for counselors.

South Carolina Code of State Regulations 43-64 Requirements for Certification at the Advanced Level

II. OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT AREAS
A. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY GUIDANCE

    1. Master's degree
    1. Completion of an advanced program approved by the State Board of Education for the preparation of school counselors
    1. Minimum qualifying score(s) on the area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education

B. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

    1. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST I
      • (a) Master's degree
      • (b) Completion of an advanced program approved by the State Board of Education for the preparation of school psychologists
      • (c) Minimum qualifying score(s) on the area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education
    1. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST II
      • (a) Specialist degree
      • (b) Completion of an advanced program approved by the State Board of Education for the preparation of school psychologists
      • (c) Minimum qualifying score(s) on the area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education
    1. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST III
      • (a) Doctorate degree
      • (b) Completion of an advanced program approved by the State Board of Education for the preparation of school psychologists
      • (c) Minimum qualifying score(s) on the area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education

C. SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPIST

    1. Master's degree
    1. Completion of an advanced program approved by the State Board of Education for the preparation of speech language therapists
    1. Minimum qualifying score(s) on the area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education

D. MEDIA SPECIALIST

    1. Master's degree
    1. Completion of an advanced program approved by the State Board of Education for the preparation of media specialists or school library media specialists
    1. Minimum qualifying score(s) on the area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education.
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