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The USC Upstate Masters in Early Childhood 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 Early childhood 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 Early Childhood Education
suggested sequence of courses.

Summer - Spring

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

Summer II
*SECH 742 Early Childhood Curricula
*SEFN 744 Philosophy and Education

Fall
SECH 744 - Advanced Language Development

Spring
SERD 720 Reading Primary - Middle Grades

Summer I
SEDL 642 Math for the Young Child
*SECH 740 Young Child Summer II, 2003
SECH 608 Parent Involvement
SECH 794 Childhood Centers

Fall
SECH 750 - Play Theory

Spring
*SECH 797 Seminar/Early Childhood
*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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