VirtualSC PD offers SCDE approved Read to Succeed courses supporting the Read to Succeed Act. All Read to Succeed renewal courses are offered for $85.00, and are worth 60 renewal credits. Cohorts are offered by request for all Read to Succeed courses. For more information on cohorts, please visit our Cohort page. Certain Read to Succeed courses are also approved for individuals in the PACE program to become R2S certified. To learn more about those courses, visit our PACE page.

All VirtualSC PD courses are offered every session. Our course titles include each of the following:


Endorsement Certification Areas In-Service Courses Information
Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education (all categories), ESOL (if primary area of certification), Montessori (PK – 5K, Elementary I, and Elementary II) R2S: Assessment of Reading, R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers, R2S: Foundations of Reading, R2S: Instructional Practices or R2S: Instructional Practices – Understanding Dyslexia and Supporting Struggling Learners Teachers have ten years or two renewal cycles to earn the R2S Teacher endorsement.
Middle School (all content areas), Secondary (all content areas), PK -12 Certified Areas, Career and Technology, Library Media Specialist Teachers choose one of the following courses: R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Career and Technology (CATE) Teachers, R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers, R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Fine Arts Teachers, R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Media Specialists, R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle and High School Teachers Teachers have five years or one renewal cycle to earn the endorsement.
Administrator, Guidance (Elementary and Secondary), Speech Language Therapist, School Psychologist R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Administrators and Non-Instructional Staff, or R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for School Counselors, School Psychologists, and Speech Language Pathologists Educators have five years or one renewal cycle to earn the endorsement.

More information about Read to Succeed can be found by visiting the Read to Succeed area on SCDE’s webpage.

There is no set order in which you must take your Read to Succeed requirements if you fall into a certification area that is required to take more than one course. However, because of the content, VirtualSC PD recommends the following order:


*R2S: Instructional Practices – Understanding Dyslexia and Supporting Struggling Readers may be taken in place of R2S: Instructional Practices.