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Master of Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

"USC Upstate's Graduate Program in Early Childhood Education has inspired me to become an advocate and leader for my profession. The graduate classes fit into my busy schedule, yet were challenging and applicable to my classroom."
Laura Dickson, Class of 2013
Physical Educator, O.P Earle Elementary School
2011-2012 District One Teacher of the Year

 "I am so thankful for the Graduate School at USC Upstate. With flexible classes, dedicated instructors, and relevant curriculum, the program produces teachers and leaders nothing short of excellent."
Ben Washington, Class of 2014
Richland District Two

The University of South Carolina Upstate offers Graduate Programs in Education for certified teachers. These programs are designed to assist early childhood and elementary education professionals in advancing their careers and broadening their knowledge base. Through participation in the Graduate Programs you will learn ways to improve classroom practice, apply research to your teaching, enhance your students’ learning and increase your marketability and salary expectations.  

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Graduate Tuition and Fees


Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Visual Impairment Education

Program Contacts

Tina Herzberg, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Education

Ron Fulbright, Ph.D.
Program Chair
Department of Informatics


Mary Alice Hodge, Ph.D., CNL-C, RN

Director, Graduate Program
Mary Black School of Nursing

Office of Admissions
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Phone: 864-503-5246

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.