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
First-generation college students bring resilience, perspectives to USC campus
First-generation college students come from all sorts of backgrounds and bring a variety of perspectives to campus. At USC, about one-fifth of the student population identifies as first-generation college students, meaning their parents did not earn a four-year college degree.
Latino/a and Hispanic Faculty Caucus fosters unity, embraces differences
The Latino/a and Hispanic Faculty Caucus is a group of faculty members united by shared heritages and focused on advocacy initiatives to recruit, retain and better support the various needs of Latino and Hispanic faculty members.
USC researchers demonstrate a commitment to fitness in S.C. and beyond
Researchers at the University of South Carolina understand both the benefits and the challenges of getting people to exercise — as well as the societal repercussions when they don’t. And they are developing solutions to increase physical activity to the benefit of us all.
How a hip-hop mindset can help teachers in a time of turmoil
While hip-hop has created a lot of good memories, good music and good times, the culture has gifted society much more than just entertainment. Toby Jenkins, a higher ed professor who researches hip-hop culture, writes for The Conversation about the genre's greatest gifts — freedom of thought, flexibility and truth-telling.
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