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Anderson University Teaching Fellows

Being a Teaching Fellow at Anderson University provides you a support system of friends in your cohort and across cohorts.  The Anderson University Teaching Fellows Director Ashley Stone and the Advisory Council members who serve in this program are available to assist you throughout your years.

As a Teaching Fellow Institution, Anderson University is committed to the following goals:

  • Enhancing the image and esteem of the teaching profession.
  • Promoting and developing innovation and reform in education.
  • Involving the community and businesses in the education of teachers.
  • Developing education leaders.
  • Promoting multicultural awareness and an appreciation of the state’s diverse population.
  • Working in partnership with public schools to train pre-service candidates for teaching.
  • Utilizing technology in education to improve student achievement.
  • Maintaining accountability through the continuous evaluation of education programs.

At Anderson University, the Teaching Fellows are afforded an opportunity to expand their leadership skills and to participate in school and community learning experiences.  Our Teaching Fellows program provides an enriched academic experience to prepare our graduates to become outstanding teachers.

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Information about S.C. Teaching Fellows

The SC General Assembly began funding the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program in 1999. The mission of the Program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. Each year, the program provides Fellowships for up to 230 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina.

Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs at Teaching Fellows Institutions, have additional professional development opportunities, and are involved with communities and businesses throughout the state. They receive up to $24,000 in fellowship funds (up to $6000 a year for four years) while they complete a degree leading to initial teacher certification. The fellowship provides up to $5700 for tuition and board and $300 for specific enrichment programs administered by CERRA. All Teaching Fellows awards are contingent upon funding from the SC General Assembly. A Fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for eveary year he or she receives the Fellowship. 

How to Become a S.C. Teaching Fellow

The SC Teaching Fellows application is hosted by Kaleidoscope and serves as the first step in the rigorous identification process for Teaching Fellows. The application submission window is open from October 1st until December 1st. Students must apply for Teaching Fellows during their final year of high school.

In order for your application to be considered complete you must answer all mandatory questions and a high school transcript, your ACT and/or SAT scores, and two references must be submitted before 11:59 PM on December 1. You will enter your school counselor’s name and contact information as a part of the online application. Kaleidoscope will contact your school counselor and ask him/her to submit your transcript. SAT and/or ACT test scores can be submitted to CERRA in one of two ways.

  1. You may request that an official score report be sent to CERRA directly from the SAT and/or ACT test administrators by providing CERRA’s organization code. The SAT code is 3680 and the ACT code 3873.
  2. Your school counselor can upload a copy of your SAT/ACT test scores when uploading your transcript.

Once you begin the application process, you will have access to a personalized Kaleidoscope dashboard. It is your responsibility to monitor this dashboard and ensure your application, transcript, test scores, and references are submitted by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be scored.

If you have questions or issues with the online application, please contact Kaleidoscope by phone at 803-278-8762 or by email at

If you have questions about the Teaching Fellows Program, please contact CERRA by phone at 803.323.4032 ext. 6416 or by email at

Before you begin the application, we strongly encourage you to watch the Teaching Fellows Application Overview Video. You also should review the eligibility criteria and important dates listed below. The link to apply is posted below these resources.