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Education and Economic Development Act (2005) EEDA

EEDA Standards (approved 11/2007) 

  • PowerPoint Overview of EEDA 
  • EEDA STUDENT QUIZ - please click on the link, type in your name, and take the quiz.  At the completion of the quiz, print out your score.  This needs to be attached to your application for acceptance into the Professional Program.
  • Click here for excellent visual documentation of the required components as provided by Greenville County Schools.

On May 27, 2005, Governor Mark Sanford signed the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA), new legislation designed to give South Carolina students the educational tools they need to build prosperous, successful futures.

As a teacher training institution with a number of programs in teacher education (Learning Disabilities, Elementary Education Early Childhood Education, Art Education, Physical Education, Middle and Secondary Level Education), USC Upstate is mandated by EEDA to include in our training of teacher candidates the following components (charge document for institutions of higher of education):

  • The Career Guidance Process 
  • Career Clusters and Individual Graduation Plans 
  • SC Career Guidance Standards and Competencies  
  • Character Education
  • Contextual Teaching 
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Diverse Learning Styles

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Text and Web Resources: 

Please use the links above to explore the components of the EEDA or visit the South Carolina State Department website.