Contract Levels

Induction-Contract Teachers

  • Are in their first or second year of teaching and hold a valid South Carolina pre-professional teaching certificate

  • Are evaluated formatively in order to provide them with feedback and guidance to enhance their effectiveness

  • Receive support, assistance, and feedback from mentors, building administrators, and other experienced and novice teachers

Annual-Contract Teachers

  • Hold a valid South Carolina pre-professional teaching certificate

  • Completed an induction year (or equivalent)

  • Must successfully complete an ADEPT formal (summative) evaluation in order to be eligible to advance to a professional teaching certificate and a continuing contract

Continuing-Contract Teachers

  • Hold a valid South Carolina professional teaching certificate

  • Are evaluated on a continuous basis either formally or informally