Graduate Programs

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Want to get more out of your career or go in a different direction? Want to become a changemaker? Ready to make a difference? Consider the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). You’ll earn a master’s degree and get certified to teach in public schools. We have three programs to choose from: early childhood education, performing arts and our 13-month M.A.T. in elementary education.  

Are you already a teacher? Want to advance your career and increase your salary? Ready to improve your teaching skills so you’re better equipped to meet the needs of today’s student? Check out the master in education programs. 

Don’t forget to explore the graduate certificate programs to see if there is a program that’s the perfect fit to help you achieve your career goals.

Initial Certification Graduate Degrees (for candidates without a teaching certificate)

Graduate Degrees (for certified teachers or community educators) 

Graduate Certificates*

*Candidates who hold a valid South Carolina teaching certificate may apply for add-on certification upon completion of all courses required by S.C. and upon passing the appropriate professional assessment(s).

Looking for other options to work with children? Consider a Master of Science in Child Life, housed in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.