Message from the Dean

dean welchIf you want to have a positive impact on young people’s lives – to make contributions to our society in ways that really matter – you’ve come to the right place! 

Whether you’re just starting college, are already teaching and want to improve your skills, or are interested in changing careers, you should know that our faculty will be committed to helping you find the area of study that is the right fit for you. For example, teaching grades 6 - 8 might appeal to you at the outset, but you could wind up in special education – because of a professor you worked with or some real-world experiences you had. 

Through our nationally accredited teacher education programs, we offer initial teacher certification at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. And if you are looking for an advanced master’s degree and/or certification, we have programs that will accommodate your needs.  

When you choose the College of Charleston, you’ll have numerous opportunities to form valuable connections with faculty, students and alumni, and develop partnerships across the campus and beyond. You’ll be joining a college community that celebrates the power of unique perspectives and diverse thought, in a city that has a growing reputation for innovation and change.  

We invite you to check out all that we have to offer, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need more information.

-- A note from Dean Frances Welch