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College of Education

Become A Teacher

Current University of South Carolina students, you are invited to attend one of our Become a Teacher Sessions.

These sessions are designed for current UofSC undergraduate students who want to:

  • Become a teacher and are ready to change majors
  • Explore options in the field of education
  • Learn about multiple pathways to a career in education
  • Finish their current degree and enter a graduate degree that prepares you to teach

Topics discussed will include:

  • Overview of teacher education programs
  • Field experiences in schools
  • Forgivable loans and grants for education majors
  • Change of major process for undergraduates
  • Graduate school application process

You will learn about the different education programs:


Program Careers Available Degree Type
Early Childhood Education Teach pre-kindergarten - 3rd grade Undergraduate program
Elementary Education Teach grades 2-6 Undergraduate and graduate programs available
Middle Level Education Teach grades 5-8 Undergraduate program
Physical Education Teach physical education in grades K-12 Undergraduate and graduate programs available
Secondary Education Teach English, mathematics, science, or social studies at the high school level Five-year bachelor/masters program and graduate programs available
Special Education  Teach special education in grades K-12 Graduate program


Sessions typically last 45-60 minutes. You must sign up in advance for a session. Log in to the scheduler using either your UofSC number and password. Make sure the scheduler is set for the Spring 2020 term. Select the blue “Make an Appointment” button, then select “New Major Information Sessions” as the type of appointment, “College of Education” for “why you would like to be seen” and finally select “COE New Major Session” for the final prompt. Sessions are scheduled for the dates below. You must attend a session before you can be eligible to transfer into the College of Education. If you cannot attend any of the times listed, contact Gamecock EdQuarters at 803-777-6732 or Become a Teacher sessions take place in Wardlaw 218.


Day Date Time
Tuesday January 14th 1:00 - 2:00
Friday January 17th 10:00 - 11:00
Tuesday January 21st 9:00 - 10:00
Friday February 21st 11:00 - 12:00
Tuesday March 3rd 2:00 - 3:00
Wednesday March 25th 9:00 - 10:00
Thursday April 2nd 10:00 - 11:00
Tuesday April 7th 1:00 - 2:00
Tuesday April 21st 10:00 - 11:00
Monday April 27th 3:00 - 4:00
Friday May 1st 11:00 - 12:00




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