The University of South Carolina College of Education is a state and national leader in preparing future teachers, counselors, education administrators, researchers and policymakers.
With more than 30,000 graduates and growing every year, all students in South Carolina are taught by at least one College of Education alumni. That’s impact that spans the state’s classrooms and schools, developing leaders who advocate for today’s teaching professionals and pursue solutions leading to educational excellence.
Putting Theory into Practice
As early as their first semester, undergraduate students receive real-world P-12 classroom experience that enhances their skills and offers a post-graduation, competitive edge. With 342 partner schools in five districts across the state, students gain more than 700 hours of experience observing and teaching in schools with diverse student bodies in rural, suburban and urban settings.STUDY
The college is committed to advancing equity and diversity in education. At our Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students, we support research focused on instructional effectiveness. In the university’s Anne Frank Center, the only official Anne Frank House partner site in North America, we inspire a commitment to stand up against antisemitism, bigotry and inequality wherever it exists.PARTNERSHIPS & OUTREACH
Education professor, researcher believes in the value of mentoring
Despite growing up the son of a special education teacher, Jamil D. Johnson did not set his sights on being a teacher himself until he was well into his undergraduate education as a history major at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
First-generation college students add energy, resilience to USC campus
There is no typical first-generation college student. Some come from immigrant families, some from households where family members didn’t graduate from high school. But all add energy and variety to the University of South Carolina campus.
Teaching life lessons: Alumna battles health challenges to stay in classroom
Katey Tyler always knew she wanted to be a teacher. But when it was time to build her career, obstacle after obstacle stood in her way — military family life, motherhood and medical challenges among them. Rather than deter her from goal, her trials have reinforced her passion for the classroom.
Pandemic shut down many special education services
When schools shut down in March 2020, many of the nation’s roughly 7 million students in special education didn’t get the special education services to which they were entitled under federal law. Professor of special education Mitchell Yell writes for The Conversation about how school districts may have fallen short of providing special education services during the pandemic.
Learn, Teach and Lead
The College of Education houses the best education program in South Carolina and ranks as one of the top schools in the entire Southeast. Whether interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or taking the next step in an administrative career, the College of Education can help you get there.APPLY