Skip to Content

College of Education

  • group of smiling adults in white room

    ALL4SC

    Bringing together the people and programs of our university to transform school communities and a Zero-to-Workforce system of education.

About

ALL4SC – Accelerating Learning & Leadership for South Carolina - is an unprecedented collaboration across 12 academic and professional units at UofSC. Faculty, including those in education, engineering, medicine, music, public health, psychology, social work, and more already are working closely in our initial phases. 
 
Many more have agreed to help. And we will need them. 

Mission  

ALL4SC seeks to transform how South Carolina children learn by marshaling resources across UofSC and the state to support all aspects of a student’s development - in the classroom, at home and in the community. 

Vision 

All South Carolina students, regardless of their zip code, will have access to a transformed education system that draws on resources and people from their families, communities, schools, agencies, colleges and universities to ensure their success from birth to career. 

Values 

  • Every child ready for career and life  
  • Equitable access to resources  
  • Collaboration across the public and private sectors  
  • Data, evidence, and shared accountability   
  • Education transformation beyond just school reform 

Goals

  1. Empower families, community organizations and educators to collectively serve the whole child through addressing academic, social and health needs of all students.
  2. Transform the educator workforce of the 21st century with redesigned roles, resources and rewards that drive student success.
  3. Advance local and state policies to transform the state’s system of education from a child’s birth to workforce entry.

Strategies

  1. Supporting school districts to create a system of teaching, learning, and caring that simultaneously addresses the whole child’s academic, social and health needs.
  2. Facilitating partnerships between youth service agencies to support PK-12 students in preparing for college and the jobs of a global economy.
  3. Working with a cross-sector team of community leaders to encourage local organizations to combine their time, talent and treasure in support of students and their families.
  4. Spurring innovations in teaching and learning jointly in our schools, technical colleges and universities to prepare everyone for the Future of Work.
  5. Accelerating a re-imagined educator workforce that transforms how teachers lead and work with other helping professionals in teams to strengthen long-term relationships with students and families.
  6. Engaging with interdisciplinary teams of university faculty and students to develop new knowledge, degree programs and initiatives to solve the complex education challenges facing South Carolina.

Everything that needs to be done to serve children, their families and communities is already being done somewhere. However, no state has put all the pieces of the puzzle together; we can do this in South Carolina. 

-Barnett Berry, Founding Director of ALL4SC and Research Professor in the College of Education

Stay Connected

Find out about our latest projects, learn about new ways to get involved, and see how we're making an impact. 


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.

©