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The USC Upstate Masters in Elementary Education

USC Upstate Masters Degrees are conveniently set up in a COHORT design making it more accessible to in-service teachers in the upstate. The Elementary 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 Elementary Education

Summer - Spring

Summer I
*SERM 700 Research in Education
*SEPY 705 Human Growth and Development

Summer II
*SEFN 744 Philosophy and Education
*SEDL 715 Elementary Curriculum

Fall
SEDL 670 Language Arts /Elementary School

Spring
SERD 720 Reading: Primary/ Middle

Summer I
SEDL 642 Math for the Young Child
*SEDL 717 Curriculum Problems

Summer II
SEDL 760 Social Studies in Elementary School
SEDL 615 Science in the Elementary School
or Electives

Fall
SEDL 745 Problem Solving

Spring
*SEDL 780 Seminar / Elementary Education

*Professional Portfolio

*Required

All courses are three hours of graduate credit.

GRADUATION May

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.