Department of Education
The vision of the Department of Education is to establish USCB as the primary resource for educators and school systems in the Lowcountry. Our goal is to achieve a legacy of educational excellence in South Carolina.
We prepare teacher candidates to become thoughtful nurturers, effective communicators, and reflective practitioners. Education students are encouraged to pursue their academic and professional potential by working with highly qualified faculty, who are deeply committed to teaching, advising, service, and scholarship.
Teacher Education Degree Programs
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. To learn more about this program, please visit the Department of Mathematics.
National Accreditation, Recognition, and State Approval
The Department of Education at USCB is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System, and approved by the South Carolina Department of Education, for a period of seven years, from 2015-2022.
The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education is Nationally Recognized by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) through 2019. The
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program and the Bachelor of Science in Secondary
Mathematics are approved by the South Carolina Department of Education. Pending state
approval, USCB will offer secondary certification programs in Biology and English
in the fall of 2018.
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 the Chair of the Education Department, Dr. Bruce Marlowe, at 843-208-8378, or Ms. Myke McCutcheon, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Education, at 843-208-8230.