Current M.Ed. student
“Higher education is extremely important to me. I want to be challenged, engaged, and provided an authentic, intentional, yet rigorous program of study. This is why I chose to pursue my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policies from the University of South Carolina. This is where I believe I would get the best educational experience. The program is structured and designed for educators to be successful. Each course and assignment is intentionally designed to maximize learning. The level of work has depth and pushes me to think more critically about important issues, such as educational programs and institutions, shifting mindsets, finance, laws and policies, and the roles of a building leader.
The courses are 100% online. This is a great option for me at this time. I am a wife, mom of three, and a teacher. The opportunity to meet virtually is one of the biggest attributes of the program. The professors are committed to their courses and creates a learning environment that is conducive for growth. Participation is strongly encouraged. Our discussions are meaningful, reflective, and thought-provoking. The professors strategically use relevant data to enhance the content, which makes the coursework more relatable. Because of the high-quality level of instruction, I am learning how to be a transformational leader who strives to build positive relationships and focus on making the best decisions for my school, students and their families, teachers, and the community. I will be prepared at the end of the program to step confidently into my next role.
I am thankful for the opportunity to be a student in the Educational Leadership and Policies program. I appreciate the level of complexity in each course because it allows me to grow and excel in my current role as a teacher. It also allows me to be even more reflective and think about how I can use my personal experiences and knowledge in the future as an administrator.”