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. Mail a check payable to:
Newberry College RETAIN Center of Excellence
ATTN: Debbie Poston
1121 Speers Street
Newberry, SC 29108

2. Pay by credit card by calling Landee at 803-321-5105 - Please reference RETAIN courses

3. For financial aid, contact Danielle Bell at 803-321-5128

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 2018


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.