Alternative Certification Program

On The Job Teacher

Flexible Online

Career Transition
With No Pay Gap



Already have a Bachelor’s degree in a field unrelated to teaching? Want to teach the skills you have learned in your career in the classroom? The Alternative Certification Progam is for you! Our unique online modules allow candidates to learn at their own pace, with a focus on essential topics such as lesson planning, assessment, classroom management, and more.

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in their content area and pass a background check.

Who is eligible?

Non-teachers who already have a Bachelor's degree in their desired content area.

What is the cost?

The tuition is affordable and most of the cost is typically absorbed by the school in which the candidate is employed.

What are the other requirements?

You must start teaching at a Charter Institute at Erskine school.

How does the Alternative Certification Program Work?

Talk with Us

The Teach Right USA team will reach out to learn about your motivation and collect the necessary documents to evaluate your eligibility.

Pass the Praxis

Take and pass the PRAXIS in your content area.

Apply at a school

Apply for a teaching position at one of the Charter Institute at Erskine’s charter schools, follow their hiring process, and start teaching!

Complete TRUSA Components

Complete our virtual courses and attend 10 professional development sessions while teaching in the classroom under the mentorship of a Teacher Coach in your school.

Receive Alternative Certification

The TRUSA team will recommend you to the South Carolina Department of Education for teacher certification! You will then enter your induction year at your school.

Content Areas for Certification

  • Middle Level Language Arts
  • Middle Level Mathematics
  • Middle Level Science
  • Middle Level Social Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Health Education
  • Music Education
  • Music Education: Choral
  • Music Education: Instrumental
  • Music Education: Piano
  • Music Education: Strings
  • Music Education: Voice
  • Physical Education
  • Theater
  • American Sign Language
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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