Department of Education

Teacher Education Degree Programs

Our goal is to achieve a legacy of educational excellence in South Carolina. Students pursing Bachelor of Arts degrees in the Department of Education have two options for working with students in grades Pre-K-6: Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. Both majors incorporate a research-based curriculum with practical, real-world classroom experiences in area early childhood facilities and elementary schools.

The Department of Mathematics now offers the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Certification. This new program was implemented in Fall 2015. To learn more about this program, please visit the Department of Mathematics.

The Department of Education is committed to offering high quality teacher education programs that prepare Constructivist Educators to be nurturers, communicators, reflective practitioners and quality instructors.  Teacher education candidates are encouraged to pursue their academic and professional potential through exposure to highly qualified faculty, professional learning environments, and supportive multicultural settings. The faculty and staff seek to accomplish these goals through a strong commitment to teaching, advising, scholarship, and service.

The Department of Education at the University of South Carolina Beaufort is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs in the Department of Education at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Accreditation and National Recognition For The Department of Education

The Department of Education at USCB is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System for a period of seven years, from 2015-2022.

On August 1, 2013, the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education program received "National Recognition" by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This recognition is also part of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation requirements.

We encourage you to talk with current students, meet with faculty, or schedule an appointment with an advisor to assist you in taking the first steps necessary toward achieving your educational and professional teaching goals.

For more information contact Dr. Bruce Marlowe, Department ofEducation Department Chair at 843-208-8378 or Mrs. Myke McCutcheon, education department administrative assistant at 843-208-8230.