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Program Name

Description

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Art Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)

The M.A.T. in Art Education is administered in collaboration with the School of Visual Art and Design, and on completing the program, you can become a certified art teacher at any grade level. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the School of Visual Art and Design, or consult the academic bulletin.   

M.A.T. graduate, master
Certificate of Graduate Study in Counselor Education (Career Development Facilitator)

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Counselor Education requires a bachelor’s degree or higher. It requires 18 hours of course work in counselor education, and you must maintain a B average with less than 6 hours of C credit. For information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

Certificate certificate, counselor,
Counselor Education, Ed.S.

The Counselor Education Ed.S. program offers two areas of concentration: school counseling, and marriage and family counseling. Both programs require 66 hours and are accredited by CACREP. For information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

Ed.S. graduate, specialist
Counselor Education, Ph.D.

The doctoral program in counselor education and supervision emphasizes the training of professional counselor educators and counselors who will have competence in teaching, research and supervision. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

Ph.D. graduate, doctor
Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D.

There are two tracks in the Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D.- one focused on Educational Technology, and one focused on Curriculum Studies. Both tracks stress the importance of core and diverse curriculum issues while preparing you for university professorships, district-level curriculum administration, and school-level instructional and leadership positions.

Because of its intense focus, you will need either a concentration in Curriculum Studies or Education Technology to join this program. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin. 

Ed.D. graduate, doctoral 
Early Childhood Education, B.A. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education will help you build a strong foundation for teaching most subjects to young learners, including courses in multicultural understanding and effective communications. You also have the option to choose a minor in an area outside of education to further your knowledge and abilities. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

B.A. undergraduate, bachelor
Educational Administration, Ed.S.

Graduating from the Educational Administration Ed.S. program can lead to superintendent certification in South Carolina. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

Ed.S. graduate, specialist
Educational Administration, M.Ed.  

Completing the Educational Administration M.Ed. program is the first step to principal certification in South Carolina. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

M.Ed.  graduate, master
Educational Administration, Ph.D. 

There are two tracks in the Educational Administration Ph.D. program: PK-12 education administration, and higher education administration.  Each track prepares you for a different group of leadership positions- PK-12 administration consists of school superintendents and principals, administrators in school districts and government agencies, among others; the higher education administration track includes  university administrators, college faculty, and other related leadership roles. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

Ph.D.  graduate, doctoral
Educational Psychology and Research, M.Ed.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in educational research, the Educational Psychology and Research M.Ed. program is ideal for you. The curriculum includes core requirements that are part of the Ph.D. degree in educational psychology and research. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

M.Ed.  graduate, master
Educational Psychology and Research, Ph.D. 

The Educational Psychology and Research Ph.D. program offers two tracks, one in Educational Psychology, the other in Educational Research. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin

Ph.D.  graduate, doctoral
Educational Technology, M.Ed. 

The web-based Educational Technology M.Ed. program gives you the opportunity to study topics like instructional design, media management, and facilities planning, among others. You will complete the program with an electronic portfolio of your accomplishments, along with demonstrating industry best practices at professional conferences to gain real-world experience. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the separate Educational Technology, M.Ed. website or the academic bulletin.   

M.Ed.  graduate, master
Elementary Education, B.A. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education will prepare you to teach grades 2-6 in South Carolina; please contact the Office of Student Services for specific details about certification procedures and requirements. Your course work will include three on-site internships, and many of your methods courses will take place in one of a number of real-world settings, including urban, suburban and rural schools. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

B.A. undergraduate, bachelor
Elementary Education, M.A.T. (2-6 Certification) 

The Master of Art in Teaching Elementary Education is designed to prepare you to teach in elementary schools in South Carolina.

Your bachelor’s degree can be in any subject, and depending on what you have studied previously, your course load might be smaller. You will complete two internships: the first is a practicum with two weeks of actual teaching; the other is a “gradual release” model, where you will work alongside an experienced teacher who will gradually give you more and more control over the classroom activities. In addition to your classes and practicum, you will need to pass the Praxis Exam, which will ultimately certify you as a teacher. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

M.A.T.  graduate, master
English, M.A.T. 

The Master of Art in Teaching English prepares you for initial certification as a high school English teacher through a combination of full-time student teaching experience  and reinforcement of your existing English education and experience, along with practical information about pedagogy and classroom management. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

M.A.T. graduate, master
Foreign Language, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)

The Master of Art in Teaching Foreign Language is an interdisciplinary program administered in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Language, Literature and Cultures, and on completing the program, you can become a certified foreign language teacher at any grade level. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the Department of Language, Literature and Cultures, or consult the academic bulletin.   

M.A.T. graduate, master
Foundations of Education, Ph.D.

The Doctoral Program in Foundations of Education offers a great breadth and depth in the study of social, philosophical, and historical issues in education. Recent research foci have included analysis of the changing social context that American educational policy and practice now operate in, and the educational implications of recent social change in American life. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

Ph.D.  graduate, doctoral
Higher Education and Student Affairs, M.Ed.  

If you are interested in starting a career as an administrator of college student development services and activities, the Higher Education and Student Affairs M.Ed. program, affectionately referred to as HESA, is your next step. Combining full-time study with in-depth practical experience, HESA will help you build real-world connections as well as developing your knowledge through advanced studies.

For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

M.Ed.  graduate, master
Language and Literacy, M.Ed. 

The courses in the Language and Literacy M.Ed. program explore research-based practices and inquiry learning to help you meet the needs of rapidly diversifying learners. Courses are offered on campus and at K-12 schools across South Carolina. On graduating, you will take the PRAXIS exam, and when you pass, you can receive the South Carolina Literacy Teacher add-on certification. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

M.Ed.  graduate, master
Language and Literacy, Ph.D. 

The primary goal of the Language and Literacy Ph.D. program is to prepare you to to make a difference, whether you choose to enter the field of education research, policy analysis, or curriculum development. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

Ph.D.  graduate, doctoral
Mathematics, M.A.T.  

The Masters of Art in Teaching Mathematics prepares you for initial certification as a high school Mathematics teacher through a combination of full-time student teaching and reinforcement of your existing math education and experiences, along with practical information about pedagogy and classroom management. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

M.A.T.  graduate, master
Middle Level Education, B.A. 

In the Bachelor of Arts in Middle Level Education program, you will explore methods and strategies for teaching subjects like reading comprehension, geography, and history. Along with concentration-specific studies, you will examine topics like multicultural understanding and effective communications. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.   

B.A. undergraduate, bachelor
Middle Level Education, B.S.

As a member of the Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education program, your studies will focus on teaching math and science topics like basic algebra, biology and earth science. In addition to that course work that is directly related to your chosen concentration, you will study topics like multicultural understanding and effective communications. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin

B.S. undergraduate, bachelor
Minor in Counselor Education

A minor in Counselor Education provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of the helping professions and is good for preparing for a graduate Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in any counseling field. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

  minor, counseling
Minor in General Education 

When you minor in General Education, you can customize the minor to explore your interests by choosing from a wide array of topics on teaching, ranging from educational psychology to diversity and resource management. You can even do a practicum, which allows you to explore a career in teaching first-hand with experiences in actual schools where you will meet teachers and work with them in their classrooms. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.   

  minor, general education
Minor in Physical Education (Athletic Coaching) 

The minor in Athletic Coaching is a great way to explore your interests in coaching without having to sacrifice your focus on your major. Minoring in coaching will help you build skills and acquire the knowledge of coaching sport teams at a variety of levels. It also has the option for you to complete a practicum where you will be able to lead a small team as part of your experience. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin

  minor, physical education
Music Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)

The Master of Art in Teaching Music is an interdisciplinary program administered in collaboration with the School of Music and on completing the program, you can become a certified music teacher at any grade level. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the School of Music or consult the academic bulletin.  

M.A.T.  graduate,  master
Physical Education, B.S.P.E.

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education is a comprehensive program that will help you to build a wide range of abilities. These include, but are not limited to using understanding learning styles and approaches, different communication techniques, and the use of information technology to assess and approach the needs of your students. Of course, you will also have extensive training in the skills that will prepare you to direct students in physical activity. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin

B.S. undergraduate, bachelor
Physical Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)

If you have a baccalaureate degree outside of education, and would like to become a certified physical education teacher, explore our Master of Art in Teaching Physical Education program. If your degree is in a subject other than physical education, exercise science or kinesiology, you may need to complete additional prerequisites. Application deadlines are March 15 for summer and fall admission and Oct. 15 for winter and spring admission. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.   

M.A.T.  graduate, master
Physical Education, Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program in Physical Education focuses on physical education pedagogy and motor behavior skills. You will leave the program prepared to perform studies in physical education as well as with increased skills in developmental and kinesiology research. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

Ph.D.  graduate, doctor
Certificate of Graduate Study in Play Therapy

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Play Therapy is open to anyone holding at least a Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology. If you are already enrolled in the Counselor Education degree programs at the Ed.S. or Ph.D. level, or if you have already completed a Master’s degree or higher in psychology or social work, you are eligible to apply.  

Certificate certificate, play, counselor
Certificate of Graduate Study in Qualitative Research

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Qualitative Research will prepare you to conduct qualitative studies and apply best practices in conducting qualitative inquiries. It is a blend of courses in qualitative research theory, method, and design. The certificate also meets the doctoral cognate requirements for a number of degree programs within the University; ask your program advisor for specifics. 

For more information, contact Dr. Allison Anders at aanders@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-0521, or visit the academic bulletin. You may also read the gainful employment information about this program.

Certificate certificate, research
Sciences, M.A.T

The M.A.T. in Science prepares you for initial certification as a high school science teacher through a combination of full-time student teaching, exploration of how to best utilize your existing scientific education and experience, and practical information about pedagogy and classroom management. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

M.A.T.  graduate, master, high school
Secondary Education, M.T.

If you are currently an undergraduate student at USC Columbia (or considering becoming an undergraduate student at USC Columbia), the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education can be a path to teaching high school English, math, science or social studies with an additional year of graduate study following your bachelor's degree. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

M.T.  graduate, master, high school
Social Studies, M.A.T.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies prepares you for initial certification as a high school social studies teacher through a combination of full-time student teaching, exploration of how to best utilize your existing social studies education and experience, and practical information about pedagogy and classroom management. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

M.A.T.  graduate, master, high school
Special Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)

If you would like to become a licensed special education teacher, and you have a bachelor's degree in a field outside of education, we would love for you to explore our Master of Art in Teaching program in Special Education. Application deadlines are March 15 for summer and fall admission, and October 15 for winter and spring admission. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

M.A.T.  graduate, master 
Special Education, M.Ed.

The Master of Education in Special Education program is designed for certified teachers who are seeking certification in special education or an add-on licensure in another area of special education. Applications are processed as they are received for this program. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.  

M.Ed.  graduate, master 
Special Education, Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program in Special Education focuses upon preparing teacher educators and special education administrators. It prepares you to become a successful and productive special education faculty member or administrator through an intensive course of advanced study. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

Ph.D.  graduate, doctoral
Teaching and Learning, Ph.D.

The Ph.D in Teaching and Learning prepares you to enter academia by exploring the complex relationship between teaching and learning and their various disciplines across grade levels. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

Ph.D.  graduate, doctoral 
Teaching, M.Ed. 

The Teaching M.Ed. program is a way for teachers who have already earned an initial teaching credential (or an equivalent degree) to continue their professional development through graduate education. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin. 

M.Ed.  graduate, master
Theatre, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)

The Master of Arts in Teaching Theatre is an interdisciplinary program administered in collaboration with the School of Arts and Sciences' Department of Theatre and Dance and on completing the program, you can become a certified theatre teacher at any grade level. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the Department of Theatre and Dance, or consult the academic bulletin.

M.A.T.  graduate, master
Minor in Secondary Education Mathematics

If you are majoring in a quantitatively-oriented subject like statistics or economics, the Secondary Education Mathematics Minor will prepare you for the “fifth-year” Secondary Education Master of Teaching program in Mathematics. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

  minor, math, high school