• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Education programme delivered by University of South Carolina is designed to help you to become a professional educator, whether you have recently finished an undergraduate program in another field, or are interested in a career change.  The majority of our graduates obtain full-time elementary teaching positions and become leaders in their schools and districts because of the depth and breadth of their preparation. In addition, on completing the program, you will receive the Read to Succeed endorsement required for South Carolina educators.

In addition to the core curriculum, your course work will also include instructional methods and assessment practices, reading assessments, literacy instruction and the nature and management of elementary classrooms. Two internships are part of the program; these internships include a diverse range of settings such as urban, suburban and rural schools which will help you develop an understanding of educating children from a variety of cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Reading and Language Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Studies and Internship I in Teaching Math-Early/Elementary Education
  • Studies and Internship I in Teaching Social Studies–Elementary
  • Studies and Internship in Teaching Science–Elementary
  • Foundations of Reading Instruction

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    51 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • General Record Exam (General GRE) or Miller Analogies Test scores.
  • Group interview - contact Program Advisor for schedule.
  • Letter of intent.
  • M.A.T. Elementary application supplement.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14598 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6825 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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