Education

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Alyssa Dickerson
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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Thank you for your interest in the University of South Carolina Upstate Graduate Programs in Education. This is an exciting time to apply for admission into a graduate program and earn your master’s degree. We are exploring new, innovative ways to expand our programming, while maintaining the excellence of our current programs. I hope, as a result of your experiences in graduate school at USC Upstate, that you will be prepared to excel as reflective, effective leaders in your classrooms and schools as well as more broadly in our increasingly complex global society. 

We offer Master of Education Programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Visual Impairment. You will find that our courses are designed to fit into your busy schedule; most students obtain their M.Ed. in two years or less. You may also elect to enroll as a non-degree seeking student and take graduate courses for professional development, recertification, or add-on certification in additional areas.  

Best wishes,

Dr. Tina Herzberg,

Director of Graduate Programs in Education

Education Graduate Admissions Process

USC Upstate currently offers graduate programs for those seeking the following:

  • Early Childhood Master of Education Degree
  • Elementary Master of Education Degree
  • Special Education Visual Impairment Master of Education Degree
  • Recertification / Professional Development Courses in Education
  • ESOL (teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Courses for Add-on Certification
  • Add-on Certification in ECE, ELEM, ML, and VI

Students can choose to be Degree-Seeking or Non-Degree Seeking. Note that the application process is different for Degree-Seeking and Non-Degree-Seeking students.

Degree Seeking Application Process

For the Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education Visual Impairment programs:

  • Pay a $40 application fee
  • Provide complete application and documentation to include:
    • USC Upstate Degree-Seeking Application
    • South Carolina Resident Certification Form
    • Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended
    • Copy of current South Carolina Teaching Certification
    • Test Scores (GRE or MAT)
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • One to two-page Personal Statement
    • Citizenship Status Verification Form with required proof
  • Send to: Graduate Programs, School of Education, HEC 3001, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Await acceptance notification from Admissions Office
Non-Degree Seeking Application Process

For Recertification/Professional Development and ESOL programs:

  • Pay a $10 application fee
  • Provide complete Non-Degree application to include:
    • Non-Degree-Seeking Application, including Residency Certification
    • Copy of current South Carolina Teaching Certificate
    • Citizenship Status Verification with required proof
  • Send to: Graduate Programs, School of Education, HEC 3001, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Await acceptance notification from Admissions Office