800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, I would like to welcome you to the nationally accredited School of Education at USC Upstate. We have a three-fold mission: to prepare effective teachers who are reflective practitioners and professionals; to serve the needs of the schools in the state
of South Carolina, particularly the Upstate, by working collaboratively with P-12 school personnel and to advance the understanding of how teaching and learning occur effectively.
I invite you to read about our
undergraduate degree and
graduate degree programs. Our programs prepare teachers for state licensure through the South Carolina State Department of Education. We are fortunate and proud to partner with our local school districts to prepare teachers in best practices that work in
real-world classrooms. One of the strongest indicators of the quality of our programs comes from the high volume of requests for our graduates that we receive from school districts.
Our distinguished faculty have expert knowledge and experience in their disciplines, and they are dedicated to preparing students to help children with diverse learning needs. What cannot be captured in writing is the quality of positive interactions between students and faculty that characterizes this School. For
that experience, I encourage you to visit us—to meet students and faculty to see how we can fulfill your professional aspirations.
I look forward to seeing you at USC Upstate and sharing in your success.
Charles Love, Ph.D. Dean, School of EducationAsk the Dean
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a coeducational, public, comprehensive metropolitan institution located in Spartanburg along the thriving I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte. USC Upstate is home to approximately 6,000 students from 26 states and 17 nations.
Dr. Charles Love
Interim Dean, School of Education
Dr. Marilyn Izzard Associate Dean
Dr. Tina Herzberg
Director, Graduate Programs
Dr. Jim Charles Director of Teacher Education - Greenville Campus
Dr. V. Watson-Smith Director of Teacher Education - Sumter Campus
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Contact UsSchool of Education
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 503-5517
Fax: (864) 503-5574
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?