Important Note for Prospective Students: If considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your planned state of residence, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in that state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside that state. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing board to confirm whether a South College program will meet the requirements for licensure in that state. South College will assist with this information for fully online programs. For onground/hybrid programs, the institution ensures that the program meets requirements for the state in which the campus is located.
Important note for students interested in pursuing School of Education programs: Educator licensure and certification are regulated individually by State Departments of Education. Students who seek admission to any School of Education program should contact their home state’s Department of Education for applicable requirements rules and regulations. Students are responsible for determining whether the South College program will meet their home states’ requirements for certification, licensure, or other credential. States may have policies similar to the following Alabama policy.
Alabama Educator Preparation Programs: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at an institution outside of Alabama must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.