State law addresses providing professional development to all health education teachers.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-10-320. Coordinated school health models; implementation; evaluation of effectiveness.
(A) ...The Department of Education shall notify each school district of the availability of professional development opportunities and provide technical assistance for implementing the coordinated school health model.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-10-40. Professional development.
Appropriate professional development must be provided to teachers and volunteers on the importance of physical activity for young children and the relationship of activity and good nutrition to academic performance and healthy lifestyles.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-32-40. Staff development.
As part of their program for staff development, the department and local school boards shall provide appropriate staff development activities for educational personnel participating in the comprehensive health education program. Local school boards are encouraged to coordinate the activities with the department and institutions of higher learning.