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The USC Upstate Masters in Elementary Education
USC Upstate Masters Degrees are conveniently set up in a COHORT design making it more accessible to in-service teachers in the upstate. The Elementary program is a 36-hour program designed to be completed in two years with the majority of the coursework offered in the summer terms.
M.Ed. in Elementary Education
Summer - Spring
*SERM 700 Research in Education
*SEPY 705 Human Growth and Development
*SEFN 744 Philosophy and Education
*SEDL 715 Elementary Curriculum
SEDL 670 Language Arts /Elementary School
SERD 720 Reading: Primary/ Middle
SEDL 642 Math for the Young Child
*SEDL 717 Curriculum Problems
SEDL 760 Social Studies in Elementary School
SEDL 615 Science in the Elementary School
SEDL 745 Problem Solving
*SEDL 780 Seminar / Elementary Education
All courses are three hours of graduate credit.
KEY REASONS TO JOIN USC Upstate COHORT
• Increase student achievement by honing your professional knowledge and skill.
• Develop a professional community of support and camaraderie with teachers in your cohort.
• Refine those particular teacher characteristics required for National Board Certification.
• Earn your Masters Degree in two years while continuing your job.
• Increase your salary.
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Early Childhood Education
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Visual Impairment Education
Tina Herzberg, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Education
Ron Fulbright, Ph.D.
Department of Informatics
Mary Alice Hodge, Ph.D., CNL-C, RN
Director, Graduate Program
Mary Black School of Nursing
Office of Admissions
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
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?