MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE IN
APPLIED LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Programs of study leading to the degree of Master of Education in Applied Learning and Instruction are offered with concentrations in early childhood education,
elementary education, literacy, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), and research in practice. Aimed at equipping teachers to meet the
needs of students in their diverse classrooms, the M.Ed. in Applied Learning and Teaching emphasizes the application of theory and evolving practices in clinical
settings, positively impacting schools and communities. The four concentrations within the M.Ed. focus enable teachers to focus their studies an area of interest
that may also lead to additional professional certifications. Teachers who select the early childhood or elementary concentration will take courses that may be
applied toward the South Carolina add-on certification in early childhood and elementary education respectively. The concentration in literacy offers courses
that may be applied toward the South Carolina literacy teacher add-on certification and the TESOL concentration offers courses that may be applied toward the
South Carolina ESOL add-on certification. Coursework in the TESOL concentration may also be applied to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching English
to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) K-12. The research in practice concentration offers a flexible path for teachers to earn a variety of relevant endorsements
toward their South Carolina teaching certificate (e.g. Gifted and Talented, Problem-Based Learning, etc.) and explore and apply the most current research in their
field in their own classrooms.
Further information about graduate programs is available from the USC Upstate Office of Graduate Programs in Education at 864-503-5573 and at www.uscupstate.
USC Upstate Master of Education degrees are not designed for the purpose of initial teacher certification. Initial teacher certification is required for admission to
the M.Ed. degree program.
The Master of Education degree requires successful completion of an approved program of study providing 36 hours of graduate credit, of which at least 50 percent
must be earned in courses numbered 700 or above (the remainder may be in courses numbered 500-699). The program of study should be established immediately
after full admission to the program; the program of study is completed with a student's assigned advisor. Professional development courses may be considered
as part of a degree program if the coursework is consistent with the program. No more than 6 hours of professional development courses may be used in a degree
program. For the degree, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required on the total graduate program. An accumulation of grades below B on 12 hours
of graduate work attempted at the university will disqualify a student for a graduate degree. Questions should be directed to the Office of Graduate Programs in
the School of Education, Human Performance, and Health.
Master of Education in Applied Learning and Instruction
Suggested Course Sequence*:
Concentration Fall Spring Summer
Early Childhood EDPS U732 EDFO U744 EDRM U700 EDPY U705 EDEC U740 EDEC U742
Elementary EDPS U732 EDFO U744 EDRM U700 EDPY U705 EDEL U715 EDEL U760
Literacy EDPS U732 EDFO U744 EDRM U700 EDPY U705 EDLC U720 ENSL U728
TESOL EDPS U732 EDFO U744 EDRM U700 EDPY U705 ENSL U718 ENSL U728
Research EDPS U732 EDFO U744 EDRM U700 EDPY U705 EDTE U760
Concentration Fall Spring Summer
Early Childhood EDTE U726 EDTE U728 EDTE U731 EDEC U608 EDEC U750 EDLC U721
Elementary EDTE U726 EDTE U728 EDTE U731 EDEL U615 EDEL U642 EDLC U721
Literacy EDTE U726 EDTE U728 EDTE U731 EDLC U724 EDLC U727/ U728 EDLC U721
TESOL EDTE U726 EDTE U728 EDTE U731 ENSL U708 ENSL U758 ENSL U760
Research EDTE U761 EDTE U728 EDTE U731 EDTE U726
*The program of study can be completed in 18 months by taking additional courses in the summer.
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