ETV Teacher Recertification

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ETV Teacher Recertification offers South Carolina teachers a variety of online, self-paced courses approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits.

Current Session Summer 2019 | Session Dates: July 1 - August 20​

ETV Teacher Recertification Upcoming Sessions

Fall 2019 -- Registration Dates: September 3 - October 21
| Session Dates: October 7 - December 3

Winter 2020 -- January 9 - February 10
| Session Dates: January 21 - March 9
   **Natural History -- Session Dates: January 21 - April 25

Spring I 2020 -- Registration Dates: March 2 - April 6
| Session Dates: March 16 - May 4

Spring II 2020-- Registration Dates: May 1 - May 26
| Session Dates: May 11 - June 16

Summer 2020 -- Registration Dates: June 2 - July 17
| Session Dates: July 1 - August 17


ETV Teacher Recertification Course Information:

  • Approved for 20 renewal credits each by SC Department of Education (NO graduate credit)
  • 50+ courses: ELA, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Career Ed, Environmental Educations, & more!
  • Online; self-paced (work from anywhere 24/7; start when session opens/complete END date)
  • Enroll in one to six courses per session (each course takes at least 15 hours to complete)
  • Cost: $75 per course
  • Register online and pay online by credit card or send check

NEWER ETV Teacher Recertification Courses – ALL offered in each session:

Between the Waters: History Across the Curriculum at Hobcaw Barony, Series I   (20 renewal credits)

This innovative course provides engaging ways to integrate history using SCETV’s immersive website Between the Waters.  Series I walks participants through the site, guiding an exploration of Hobcaw Barony’s history from Native American life through slavery, Reconstruction and both World Wars by examining focus sites on topics including food, hunting, sports, architecture, religion, art, and nature. Interviews with well-known scholars, archival film and photographs, nature footage, and classroom lesson plans provide a picture of the Baruch family’s Hobcaw retreat near Georgetown that is a South Carolina treasure. (Recommended for teachers of grades 3-12, all subject areas)


*Between the Waters: History Across the Curriculum at Hobcaw Barony, Series II  (20 renewal credits) *New 2019

Educators must complete first BTW, Series I course before taking this second course. The second course - Series II - continues the exploration the innovative BTW website to explore Hobcaw Barony’s history and natural history, examining other focus sites with a concentration on African-American life in the low country area of our state. “Hobcaw Witness” interviews and historical footage provide a rich history. In addition to examining lesson plans contained in the site, participants will select a focus site to base their lesson plan on, using own template or sample lesson plan outline provided. (NOTE: Educators MUST complete BTW, Series I course prior to taking Series II. You may sign up for BOTH courses in a session, but must complete Series I first! Recommended for teachers of grades 3-12, all subject areas)


Teaching and Learning in Carolina Classrooms, Series I  (20 renewal credits)

Teaching and learning today is much more than the traditional lecture-based classroom. Teachers are the facilitators of learning and must be learners themselves. The ETV/PBS programs in this course share messages of courage in education – to take risks, to advocate, to lead, and to share ideas. From looking at teacher training and retention to digital literacy and education options, from experiencing a year in schools in a struggling community to examining college/career readiness for all students, these programs allow us to learn from education leaders, students and teachers, and parents and community partners who work to make a difference in our SC classrooms. Similar to the popular SC Teachers on Teaching courses. (Recommended for teachers of all grades/all subject areas - classroom & special area teachers, media specialists, guidance professionals, administration)


*Teaching and Learning in Carolina Classrooms, Series II  (20 renewal credits) *New 2019

Through resources examining a variety of educational topics and resources, this second course builds on the content of the Series I course. Topics in Series II include recruiting and supporting teachers, bullying and suicide prevention, science education and careers, adult education, and using digital media to create classroom lessons. Plus, we’ll meet more recent SC Teacher of the Year finalists and take a look at PBS TED Talks segments! It is NOT required that SC educators take Series I before Series II, but it is recommended. Similar to the popular SC Teachers on Teaching courses. (Recommended for teachers of all grades/all subject areas - classroom & special area teachers, media specialists, guidance professionals, administration)  


Connecting with Literacy Through Storytelling  (20 renewal credits)

Storytelling should be part of a student’s educational experience because it is a literacy activity, a listening activity and a means of appreciating cultural diversity! In this course, now a favorite with SC educators since added in 2018, renowned storytellers from across our nation share selections of stories from folk tales to animal tales to their own creations. Interviewed by SCETV, the tellers share information on the storytelling process and provide useful tips. And, they each demonstrate good storytelling techniques that both teachers and students can emulate. (Recommended for teachers of all grade levels, all subject areas)

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