800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
USC Upstate Masters Degrees are conveniently set up in a COHORT design, making it more accessible to in-service teachers in the upstate. The Early childhood program is a 36-hour program designed to be completed in two years with the majority of the coursework offered in the summer terms. M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
suggested sequence of courses.
Summer - Spring
*SEPY 705 Human Growth and Development
*SERM 700 Research in Education
*SECH 742 Early Childhood Curricula
*SEFN 744 Philosophy and Education
SECH 744 - Advanced Language Development
SERD 720 Reading Primary - Middle Grades
SEDL 642 Math for the Young Child
*SECH 740 Young Child Summer II, 2003
SECH 608 Parent Involvement
SECH 794 Childhood Centers
SECH 750 - Play Theory
*SECH 797 Seminar/Early Childhood
All courses are three hours of graduate credit.
KEY REASONS TO JOIN USC Upstate COHORT
• Increase student achievement by honing your professional knowledge and skill.
• Develop a professional community of support and camaraderie with teachers in your cohort.
• Refine those particular teacher characteristics required for National Board Certification.
• Earn your Masters Degree in two years while continuing your job.
• Increase your salary.
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Early Childhood Education
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Visual Impairment Education
Tina Herzberg, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Education
Ron Fulbright, Ph.D.
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
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?