Education

Education Program

The Department of Education is committed to preparing teacher candidates who are learner-ready on day one of their professional teaching careers.

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  • Program Goals
  • Competencies

Early Childhood Education

  • The goal of the Early Childhood Education major is to prepare teacher candidates who demonstrate deep content knowledge, strong pedagogical skills, and professional teacher dispositions.

Elementary Education

  • The primary goal of the Department of Education is to create a legacy of engaged citizen-educators, well-equipped to respond adaptively to a broad range of student needs and primed to serve as advocates for children and young people. We do this by focusing on the acquisition of deep content knowledge, strong pedagogical skills, and professional teacher dispositions.

Early Childhood Education

  • Plan instruction at the level of proficiency, as defined by South Carolina Standards 4.0;
  • Deliver instruction at the level of proficiency, as defined by South Carolina Standards 4.0;
  • Manage the classroom environment at the level of proficiency, as defined by South Carolina Standards 4.0;
  • Assess instruction at the level of proficiency, as defined by South Carolina Standards 4.0;
  • Demonstrate proficiency, as defined by South Carolina Standards 4.0. Align, in the area of professional teacher dispositions.

Elementary Education

  • Demonstrate subject matter knowledge, understanding of child and adolescent development, learning theory, professional teacher dispositions and sound pedagogical practice, as identified by relevant professional standards;
  • Apply their acquired knowledge and skills in public school classrooms;
  • Make the transition from the University to a professional environment;
  • Demonstrate an understanding that all students can learn and assume responsibility for their learning;
  • Design and integrate technologically rich experiences based on the educational needs of students;
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, students and communities of varied cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds.

 

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Joyce Cheung
“All of my professors took such an interest in my personal development — that, combined with the real world experience I received, really helped me feel prepared to take on any challenge.”
Joyce Cheung
Biology Major, Class of 2017