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Courses to Meet Your Professional
Development Requirements

USC Upstate offers coursework required by the South Carolina Department of Education for graduate level credit. We have taken the guesswork out of determining which of our courses meets their requirements, by providing the course listings below.  Information is provided as follows:

Academic Area
SC State Department Course  Description
Graduate  Course offered at USC Upstate  (Delivery format)
Semester Offered

 

Early Childhood Education                

The Behavior & Development of the Young Child
SEPY 705   Children & Adolescents as Learners  (I)        
Summer

Curriculum for Early Childhood                        
SECH 742   Advanced Study of ECH Curricula  (C)      
Spring
                                                      

Methods and  Materials for Early Childhood
Choose  one of the following courses:                 

  • SECH 740   Young Child: Applying Theory & Research 
    Fall
                
  • SECH 744   Advanced Study of Language Development (I)
    Summer                                         

Practicum in Early Childhood                            
SECH 812   Practicum in Early Childhood Education  
Spring 

Teaching Reading at the Elementary Level     
SLCY 723   Developing Literary (Grades 3 - 8)   (C) (I) 
Spring

Emergent Literacy                               
SLCY 722   Developing Literacy (K -2)   (C) (I)            
Fall

  

Elementary Education        

Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School                      
SLCY 723   Developing Literacy (Grades 3-8)    (C) (I)   
Spring

Child Growth and Development                        
SEPY 705   Children & Adolescents as Learners  (I)
Summer

Please seek SCDE approval on the following:
Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher             
SEDL Q745  Prob.  Solving, Geom. &  Msrmnt   (C)
Fall
                                               

Science for the Elementary Teacher                          
SEDL 615   Science in the Elementary School                                            
Summer

Social Studies for the Elementary Teacher         
SEDL 760   Social Studies in the Elementary School      
Summer

 

Upon completion of any of the above courses, the candidate will receive 3 graduate hours of credit.

If no alternate delivery method is stated, courses meet weekly on campus for the duration of the semester.