Guidelines and Requirements for Content Area Add-on Certifications

In order to add Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Middle Level Education, an educator must meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher;
  • Initial or professional certficate at the early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or PreK-12 level;
  • Minimum qualifying score(s) on the content area examination(s) required by the State Board of Education for the content area; and
  • Completion of all required coursework with an equivalent of a grade of "C" or better.

Three course terms will be offered: May, Summer I (June), and Summer II (July). College credit will be awarded through Newberry College upon completion of the course. An official transcript can be requested for the State Department verification of add-on certification. All courses are completely online. The appropriate Praxis II Exam will also need to be completed before the state department can award an add-on certification.

To initiate an add-on request, a Request for Change/Action form must be submitted to the SCDE. This will inform you of the courses needed to receive the add-on certification in the area you seek. Please note, completing these courses will not guarantee an add-on certificate. You must complete the change/action form to determine course needs as well as pass the Praxis II in the specific area.

Complete the registration form above and submit payment.

Payment options:

1. Payment with a credit card (link coming soon)
2. Mail a check payable to:
Newberry College RETAIN Center of Excellence
ATTN: Debbie Poston
1121 Speers Street
Newberry, SC 29108

For general questions, contact Daphne Poore at 803-321-5603 or email at

Please see below for images taken directly from the SCDE website for course requirements.

Courses Available Summer 2019

Check back later for course offerings.


Individual Group of 5 or more Group of 10 or more Newberry Alumni Discount 20% off
$750.00 per course (3 credit hours) $700.00 per course (3 credit hours) $600.00 per course (3 credit hours) $600.00 per course (3 credit hours)

Financial aid may be available. Contact Danielle Bell or 803-321-5128 for more information.

Please complete the form below if you have questions about the add-on certifications, online courses, or costs.