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Listed below are forms, handbooks, links, and policies that will be beneficial to both "preadmitted" and "admitted to program" education students. 



Praxis Core

The state of South Carolina requires all teacher candidates, seeking teacher certification, to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics. To ensure this, passing scores on the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests are required. The Praxis Core Tests consist of three separate tests:

  • Reading Test: The Core Reading test includes sets of questions that require the integration and analysis of multiple documents, as well as some alternate response types, e.g., select-in-passage. See Reading Test Preparation.
  • Writing Test: The Core Writing test assesses both argumentative writing and informative/explanatory writing, and will contain one writing task for each writing type. In addition, multiple-choice questions will be added to address the importance of research strategies and assess strategies for revising and improving text. See Writing Test Preparation.
  • Mathematics Test: The Core Mathematics test includes numeric entry and multiple choice questions, and will also offer an on-screen calculator to help ensure that questions are testing mathematical reasoning by reducing the chance that a candidate's wrong response comes from a simple arithmetic error. See Mathematics Test Preparation.

>> Praxis Core Test Information


Praxis Core Exemptions

  • ACT Scores for Exemption : ACT Composite score of 22
  • SAT Scores for Exemption: SAT Score of 1100.
  • 550 on the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing : Candidate may exempt reading and writing portion of core.
  • 550 on the SAT Math portion : Candidate may exempt Math core subtest.

Please see Praxis Website for further information :


Praxis II Subject Assessments

Praxis II is a subject area test that assesses content knowledge of pre-certified teacher candidates. Before achieving Candidate status, candidates must take and pass the Praxis II Subject Assessments within their area of study. Additional information regarding Praxis II is available at

>> Praxis II Test Information

Lander University Center for Recruitment & Project SC-CREATE

Project CREATE is a scholarship program for individuals employed by public school districts who want to become special educators and who hold a four-year degree.


Lander Center for Project CREATE Contact Information

Dr. Dava O'Connor
Center Director

PlusONE Program

PlusONE is an articulation agreement between Lander University and Piedmont Technical College that will provide a gateway for students who would like to enter the education field. Any Lander University or Piedmont Technical College student pursuing a degree in teacher education may apply to participate in this program. Students considered for participation in the PlusONE Program must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours at his or her home institution while participating in the program. Participating students must remain in good standing with both Lander University and Piedmont Technical College.

Select courses are available to qualifying students at both institutions for the cost of a $5 transcript fee.

Ms. Amanda Walkup
Home Institution Coordinator

Helpful Links


Four Year Guides

See the 4-year major guide for your major for details about which courses to take and the order to take them.


Student Handbook