South Carolina Teaching Degrees & Programs

In addition to earning a baccalaureate degree, teachers in South Carolina must also complete a designated number of semester hours in undergraduate courses depending what grades they want to teach. Below is an overview of some of the teaching programs offered in a few South Carolina colleges and universities.

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Earn your Master of Arts in Teaching and teaching credential online from top-ranked USC Rossier School of Education. A Bachelor’s degree is required to apply.

Earn a master's in educational leadership online from the University of Dayton's top-ranked online education program. No GRE required to apply.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in South Carolina

Anderson University offers a few different bachelor degree programs. The elementary education programs offer a straight-forward program and also one with a concentration in special education: learning disabilities. Yet a third elementary education option includes an early childhood education add-on certification. The secondary education program offers concentrations in English, math and social studies. AU also offers a physical education program and a multi-category special education program that allows students to teach grades K-12.

The College of Charleston offers teaching undergraduate programs through their Department of Teacher Education and Department of Health and Human Performance. Offerings include bachelor programs in middle grades education, early childhood education, special education, secondary education, athletic training, public health, physical education teaching education and foreign language education. These are four-year programs that include teaching experiences in local schools.

South Carolina State University offers various bachelor degree programs. Some of the majors include biology and chemistry; early childhood; art; business; elementary; English and technology education. Students attend seminars and complete teaching experiences as part of the curriculum. The University of South Carolina offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science teaching programs and they’re offered on campus and online. Whether it’s art, music, dance, athletics or middle school teaching you’re pursuing, chances are USC will have the appropriate program.

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Master’s in Education Degrees in South Carolina

The two master degree programs at Anderson University both include evening classes to allow students more flexibility in earning a degree and continuing to work. The M.A.T. program focuses on elementary education while the M.Ed. program includes an administration and supervision concentration.

Teaching, learning and advocacy; special education; languages; early childhood education; science and mathematics for teachers; and child life are just a few of the majors offered in the master degree programs at the College of Charleston. These programs help increase the teacher’s value in the classroom by advancing their education to the next level. Master degree programs in educational leadership, education, counselor education and teaching are offered at the South Carolina State University.

A large selection of master degree programs are offered through USC’s College of Education, whether you’re interested in teaching younger grades, performing research or working with troubled youth. Some of the majors include curriculum and instruction; counselor education; educational psychology and research; physical education and teacher education.

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Online Teaching Degrees in South Carolina

Anderson University has a 33-hour online M.Ed. program that can be completed in one year. Students must already be certified teachers and will not obtain additional certifications. This program, which is both online and on campus, is for teachers interested in earning a master degree to enhance their resumes. Course topics include educational leadership, educational research, current issues in public school education, and principles of curriculum development.

South Carolina State University offers various online courses. University of South Carolina offers not only online bachelor and master teaching programs but also online courses. USC also has an online doctoral program in curriculum and instruction.

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South Carolina Teacher Certification & Specializations

Anderson University has certification programs in elementary, physical and secondary education. The College of Charleston offers graduate certification programs in English to speakers of other languages; gifted and talented education; and special education. South Carolina State University offers continuing education courses so teachers can meet the state’s requirements of coursework for their specific teaching licenses. Certification programs for literacy teacher, literacy coach and literacy specialist are offered at the University of South Carolina.