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Graduate Programs Application Process

USC Upstate currently offers graduate courses for those seeking:

  • Early Childhood Master of Education Degree
  • Elementary Master of Education Degree
  • Special Education Visual Impairment Master of Education Degree
  • Recertification/Professional Development Courses in Education
  • ESOL (teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Courses for Add-on Certification
  • Add-on Certification in ECE, ELEM, ML, and VI

Students can choose to be Degree-Seeking or Non-Degree Seeking(please note the application process is different):

Degree Seeking Application Process

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education Visual Impairment

  • Pay a $40 application fee
  • Provide complete application and documentation to include:

-USC Upstate Degree-Seeking Application
-South Carolina Resident Certification Form
-Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended
-Copy of current South Carolina Teaching Certificate
-Test Scores (GRE or MAT)
-Three Letters of Recommendation
-One to two-page Personal Statement
-Citizenship Status Verification Form with required proof

  • Send to: Graduate Programs, School of Education, HEC 3001, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Await acceptance notification from Admissions Office

 

Non-Degree Seeking Application Process

For Recertification/Professional Development and ESOL

 

  • Pay a $10 application fee
  • Provide complete Non-Degree application and documentation to include:

-Non-Degree Seeking Application, including Residency Certification
- Copy of current South Carolina Teaching Certificate
-Citizenship Status Verification Form with required proof

  • Send to: Graduate Programs, School of Education, HEC 3001, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Await acceptance notification from Admissions Office