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Teaching, M.Ed.

College of Education

This advanced education degree is the perfect choice for certified teachers who wish to continue working while pursuing a master's degree in education. Complete the program entirely online to enhance your career.

Learn from the same faculty who teach on campus in this 100% online accredited degree program designed to meet the needs of working educators. Specialize in one of four high-demand areas: literacy and reading, multicultural contexts in education, project-based learning or English for speakers of other languages. Create your own research project.

Program Highlights

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    Ranked Program

    Be part of a college ranked in the top 15 percent nationally for graduate programs of education by U.S. News & World Report.

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    Keep Working

    A 100% online, asynchronous program that is typically completed in two years (2 courses per semester including summers).

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    Evidence-based Skills

    Learn and practice under the guidance of world-class educators using research supported teaching approaches.

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    Research Focus

    USC is an R1 institution for exceptional educational and research opportunities in your chosen field.

What You’ll Study

For certified teachers. Understand and respond to diversity of culture, language and ethnicity. Explore knowledge of the theory and research relevant to your professional role and area of specialization. Investigate questions relevant to your goals. Advocate for sound professional practices and public policies for the positive development of all students.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Collaboration

    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective


    Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

  • Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

    Organizational Skills

    Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives


    Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.

Potential Careers

  • Educator
  • Researcher

Job Titles of Alumni

  • Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Art Teacher
  • First Grade Teacher
  • Instructional Designer

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Consulting
  • Nonprofits

Employers of Alumni

  • Lexington County School District One
  • Greenville County Schools
  • Lexington School District Two
  • Lexington-Richland School District Five
  • Richland School District Two
  • Rock Hill School District

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