Graduate Studies in Education
"Educators who are builders of knowledge, values and community"
The College of Education offers three programs leading to graduate degrees in education. For teachers who are looking to increase the effectiveness of their pedagogy and impact on student learning, this Master of Education degree program offers practical application of current research-based best practices. Courses are delivered in both on-line and seated formats, and the 33-hour program can be completed in 13 terms. The Master of Education degree is a generic graduate degree that does not lead to certification.
The 36-hour Master of Education in Administration and Supervision leads to certification by the South Carolina Department of Education in elementary or secondary administration. The program meets the standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the evaluation criteria of the South Carolina Program for Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Principal Performance (PADEPP). The candidate can complete the program in 11 terms, including 4, two-week terms during the months of June and July. The program provides candidates with a total of six months of full-time (9-12 hours weekly) internship experience, including a semester capstone experience in the candidate’s school.
The Master of Arts in Elementary Education (MAT) is a program of study that prepares career changers for initial teacher certification to enter the elementary school classroom. The candidate will complete 37 credit hours of course work in preparation for 12 credit hours of Clinical Experience. Candidates enrolled in this program are evaluated in their comprehension of the content areas of English, math, science, and social studies by completing the College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (College BASE). Results of this exam are used to advise candidates to consider the completion of courses in those content areas that are deficient in order to be better prepared for pedagogy courses. The candidate may begin the program in Term I or Term III and graduate upon the completion of 12 terms. The curriculum includes 75 hours of field experiences prior to 65 days of Clinical Experience in a public school classroom with a cooperating teacher.
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