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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 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 3.0 “Meets Expectations” on InTASC standards & the SC 4.0 minimum is 1.30. Public school partner should be cooperating teacher;
  • 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; 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 https://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/aspiring-educators/applying-for-certification/. Among the requirements for application is the inclusion of:
    • the South Carolina Department of Education Application for Student Teaching Approval and Initial Certification 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 through www.identogo.com. 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.
    • There is a fee required for both the application and background check payable during the application process.