The YEScarolina Teacher Training Program certifies South Carolina public & private school educators to teach entrepreneurship in grades 6-12. Since 2004, YEScarolina has trained over 1,000 teachers throughout the state.
YEScarolina offers teacher training at no cost to South Carolina public school educators. While public school entrepreneurship teachers are given top priority, YEScarolina offers the training program to school counselors, librarians, after-school program youth directors, as well as local organization leaders impacting youth. The four-day intensive teacher training program focuses on core elements of experiential education and provides tools and methodology for teaching students the principles of entrepreneurship. Upon completion of the program, teachers will receive a certificate recognizing him/her as a Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher (CET). Teachers will receive lesson plans on a USB drive to correspond with all S.C. state-approved textbooks, activities, videos and additional resources. The training program will also provide teachers with a correlation matrix for all units to the SC State Standards. YEScarolina Certified Entrepreneurship teachers will then become connected to a network of teachers, encouraging collaboration and support for one another. Teachers can earn a maximum of 26 contact hours by participating in the YEScarolina Teacher Training. Contact hours may be used only toward the renewal of a valid South Carolina teaching credential for active South Carolina professionals.