May 21, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Benchmark II

Admission to the Clinical Experience

Application to Benchmark II is made by the teacher candidate at the beginning of the Pre-Clinical Experience. The following criteria must be met to successfully complete this Benchmark:

  • complete the application for admission to Benchmark II as part of the requirements for the EDU 443 - Pre-Clinical Field Experience ;
  • achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75;
  • achieve a minimum final overall rating of “Proficient” on all ADEPT Performance Standards/InTASC Standards 1-10 by the unit supervisors and the public school partner upon the completion of the Pre-Clinical Experience;
  • sign a statement indicating adherence to a Code of Professional Ethics;
  • pass a disciplinary record check as conducted by the Anderson University Office of Student Development;
  • confirm with the academic advisor that all course work will be completed prior to enrollment in the EDU 490 - Clinical Experience . A teacher candidate for whom an exception has been made must be on schedule as outlined in the approved program completion proposal submitted in Benchmark I; and
  • complete the materials necessary to facilitate an application for teacher certification prior to application for admission to Benchmark II. Information regarding this process can be found at Among the requirements for application is the inclusion of:
    • the South Carolina Department of Education Application for Educator Certificate form;
    • a copy of the student’s social security card;
    • a fingerprint review as mandated by South Carolina state law. An applicant must have a full set of legible fingerprints taken by Integrated Biometric Technology (IBT) on campus or at a Greenville location. The fingerprint review is conducted by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to determine any state criminal history and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine any other criminal history. The fee for this service is $51.50; and
    • completion of on-line initial licensure application with $105.00 fee.