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College of Education

Become A Teacher

Current University of South Carolina students, are you ready to change your major?

Do you want to:

  • Become a teacher?
  • Explore options in the field of education?
  • Learn about multiple pathways to a career in education?
  • Finish your current degree and enter a graduate degree that prepares you to teach?

There is a change of major process in place even though we can’t meet face-to-face. Contact Lauren Sanborn at to learn about our College of Education programs, and how you can become a teacher!


We have a wide variety of education programs:


Program Careers Available Degree Type
Early Childhood Education Teach pre-kindergarten - 3rd grade Undergraduate program
Elementary Education Teach grades 2-6 Undergraduate and graduate programs available
Middle Level Education Teach grades 5-8 Undergraduate program
Physical Education Teach physical education in grades K-12 Undergraduate and graduate programs available
Secondary Education Teach English, mathematics, science, or social studies at the high school level Five-year bachelor/masters program and graduate programs available
Special Education  Teach special education in grades K-12 Graduate program

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.