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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

Summer I
*SERM 700 Research in Education
*SEPY 705 Human Growth and Development

Summer II
*SEFN 744 Philosophy and Education
*SEDL 715 Elementary Curriculum

Fall
SEDL 670 Language Arts /Elementary School

Spring
SERD 720 Reading: Primary/ Middle

Summer I
SEDL 642 Math for the Young Child
*SEDL 717 Curriculum Problems

Summer II
SEDL 760 Social Studies in Elementary School
SEDL 615 Science in the Elementary School
or Electives

Fall
SEDL 745 Problem Solving

Spring
*SEDL 780 Seminar / Elementary Education

*Professional Portfolio

*Required

All courses are three hours of graduate credit.

GRADUATION May

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.


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Graduate Tuition and Fees

Brochures

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Visual Impairment Education
Informatics

Program Contacts

Education
Tina Herzberg, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Education
864-503-5572

Informatics
Ron Fulbright, Ph.D.
Program Chair
Department of Informatics
864-503-5683

Nursing
Margaret Hindman, Ph.D., APRN, FNP, CNL
Director of Graduate Studies
Nursing 
864-503-5454

Office of Admissions
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Spartanburg, SC 29303
Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Phone: 864-503-5246
admissions@uscupstate.edu  

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