Department of Education

Department Details
Chairperson: Dr. Charlie Spell
Contact Number: (803) 536-7098
Chairperson Email:
Degree Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Art Education
Biology and Chemistry Education
Business Education
Drama Education
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English Education
Physical Education
Technology Education
Math Education
Middle Level Education
Music Education
Social Studies Education
Special Education

Graduate Programs
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Education
Educational Leadership

Program Overview

The Department of Education is the professional unit responsible for the preparation of educational personnel for South Carolina public schools: grades PK-12, elementary and secondary. The unit collaborates with the School of Graduate Studies to prepare teachers, counselors, principals and superintendents.

The unit has adopted the Competency/Performance Based Model that produces graduates with distinctive qualities and characteristics. The organizing theme, which reflects the purpose of the Teacher Education Program, is: The Professional Educator as an Effective Performer, Reflective Decision Maker, and Humanistic Practitioner. Consistent with the purpose evidenced in this theme, the Teacher Education Program produces graduates who are: (1) effective performers, (2) reflective decision-makers, (3) humanistic practitioners.