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Master of Education in Elementary Education

Student Worksheet

I. Core Required Courses (15 credits)
______ SERM 700: Introduction to Research in Education
______ SEPY 705: Children and Adolescents as Learners
______ SEFN 744: Philosophy and Education
______ SEDL 715: Elementary School Curriculum
______ SEDL 720: Middle School Curriculum and Organization
______ SEDL 717: Curriculum Problems in the Elementary School

II. Content Methods Courses (12-15 credits)
1. Literacy area:
______ SLCY 722: Developing Literacy from Kindergarten through Second Grade (recommended for primary grade teachers)
______ SLCY 723: Developing Literacy from Grades Three through Eight
______ SLCY 728: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

2. Social studies area:
______ SEDL 760: Social Studies in Elementary/Middle School

3. Science area:
______ SEDL 615: Science in the Elementary School

4. Mathematics area:
______ SEDL 642: Teaching Mathematics to Young Children (recommended for primary grade teachers only)
______ SEDL 645: Diagnostic Teaching of Arithmetic
______ SEDL 745: Teaching Elementary Problem Solving, Geometry, and Measurement Topics

III. Related Study (3-6 credits)
______ ________________________________
______ ________________________________
(No more than 6 hours of professional development courses may be used in a degree program.)

IV. Final Seminar (3 credits)
______ SEDL 780: Seminar in Elementary Education

V. Graduate Professional Portfolio


Transfer Credit. Transfer work from a regionally accredited institution applicable to a master's degree must be within the six years prior to USC Upstate degree completion. A maximum of twelve semester hours credit (nine if part of a master's degree at the other institution) may be considered, subject to these additional provisions: (a) the courses must be documented by an official transcript mailed to the admissions office by the awarding institution; (b) the transcript must clearly indicate that graduate credit was awarded or specifically verified by the institution's registrar or graduate dean; (c) the courses must be judged appropriate by the student's advisor, approved by the dean of the School of Education, and listed on an approved program of study; (d) courses graded lower than B are not transferable; (e) USC Upstate provides no revalidation mechanism for courses completed at another institution.


Academic Residency Requirement.  Students must successfully complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of program courses offered by the University of South Carolina Upstate.



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Graduate Tuition and Fees


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

Program Contacts

Tina Herzberg, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Education

Ron Fulbright, Ph.D.
Program Chair
Department of Informatics


Mary Alice Hodge, Ph.D., CNL-C, RN

Director, Graduate Program
Mary Black School of Nursing

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