Evening Program in Elementary and Early Childhood Education

In the summer of 2006, USC Upstate started an initiative called the Teacher Assistant Merged Program, which is now known as the Evening Elementary and Early Childhood Program. The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for teacher assistants and career changers to gain certification necessary to teach in public schools while maintaining a daytime job. The program has dual paths. First, an individual who currently holds a bachelor’s degree, but not in education, may earn certification. Second, an individual who has significant coursework toward a degree may earn a Bachelor of Science degree in teaching. 

This program will use the cohort model of instruction whereby applicants accepted in the program will progress through academic curriculum together as a group. Candidates will take two or three courses each fall and spring and be enrolled in at least three classes over the summer. The classes are being offered in the evenings to accommodate individuals who are working during the day at convenient locations throughout the Spartanburg and Greenville School Districts. This part time program can be completed in three years.

For additional information regarding this program, contact Dr. Laura Reynolds at 864-503-5733.