Master of Education in Applied Learning and Instruction

Designed for working professionals, the M.Ed. in Applied Learning and Instruction offers the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree online while also adding endorsements to a teaching certificate. Aimed at equipping teachers to meet the needs of students in their diverse classrooms, this program emphasizes the application of theory and evolving practices in classrooms. Students complete a series of core courses and then select a concentration in one of five areas: early childhood education, elementary education, literacy, research in practice, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).* All programs of study are 36 credit hours (12 courses) – up to 12 relevant credit hours may be transferred into a program of study toward a degree.

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M.Ed. Applied Learning and Instruction Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Requirements for admission include submission of GRE or MAT scores, undergraduate transcripts, three recommendations, and personal statement. To apply or for more information, contact Alyssa Dickerson at or 864-503-5573.

*This program includes courses within its concentrations that may be applied toward South Carolina teacher add-on certification (Early Childhood, Elementary, Literacy, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The Research in Practice concentration offers a flexible path for teachers to earn a variety of relevant endorsements toward their South Carolina teaching certificate (e.g., Gifted and Talented, Project-based Learning, etc.) and explore and apply the most current research in their field in their own classroom.