Employment Opportunities - Join Our Team!
Why should you join our team?
- Specially designed instruction
- Professional development opportunities
- Support for local and state Council for Exceptional Children
- Summer Institute focused on research-based strategies
- Special Education Lead Teacher support in every school
- Mentor support for all beginning teachers and speech therapists
BCSD Special Educators are skilled in...
- Teaching students with disabilities
- Designing individual educational plans
- Using technology to enhance learning
- Advocating for students’ rights
- Transitioning students from school to work
- Team building with a focus on the child
- Implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Visit the Human Resource page for open positions and details about applying!
Do you want an add-on to your license or explore initial licensure in a different special education area?
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) seeks to grow a highly qualified and effective special education teacher and related services workforce in South Carolina public and charter schools. Through a collaborative partnership with local school districts and 13 of the State’s leading colleges and universities, CREATE assists qualified individuals in obtaining (a) add-on, alternative, or initial licensure in special education, (b) advanced certification in speech-language pathology, or (c) national certification as a board certified behavior analyst.
SCDE's policy regarding add-on licensure in early childhood special education (ECSE) follows:
By July 1, 2020, educators licensed in Early Childhood who provide primary instruction to young children with disabilities—ages 3, 4, or 5 who are not enrolled in kindergarten (5K)—must complete requirements to add Early Childhood Special Education to their South Carolina teaching licenses.
The CREATE scholarship program is prepared to assist school districts who have teachers with degrees in Early Childhood Education, who teach pre-school students with disabilities, and who need to comply with this policy in obtaining add-on licensure in ECSE. To this end, we will be selecting a cohort of 18 teachers (one per school district) on a first-come basis to begin their ECSE add-on coursework in the upcoming Spring 2019 semester. All ECSE coursework will be offered online through USC Columbia. Required coursework for ECSE add-on follows (3 credits each):
Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education: Teaming with Parents and Professionals
Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities
Procedures for Working with Young Children with Disabilities
Social/Emotional Development and Guidance for Young Children with Disabilities
Practicum (waived with documentation of two years of successful experience teaching young children with disabilities)
If you are a teacher who requires add-on licensure in ECSE, we invite you to contact the BCSD Special Services Office.