The Clemson University College of Education offers a variety of teacher preparation programs spanning birth through adulthood. Clemson programs are nationally recognized, with recent top 10 rankings in U.S. News & World Report, College Magazine and others. Marquee programs such as ClemsonLIFE, Call Me MISTER, Reading Recovery and Upstate Writing Project continue to have statewide and national influence.
The College of Education is a close-knit community of learners and scholars committed to excellence – and each other. We are also a proud part of a Carnegie R1 public research institution where purpose-driven students, faculty and staff collaborate on projects that impact our state, country and world. We believe that our collective calling as a University is to change lives, change perception and, through our work, change the world. We participate in these innovative efforts as part of Clemson's land-grant mission to serve the state of South Carolina and beyond.
The professors make us feel really comfortable going into a classroom, and they give us so much advice. I really trust that they're giving me all the tools that I need to go into the classroom and be the best teacher that I can be.
Bachelor’s & certification
Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs
Jul. 01, 2024Fall
Dec. 01, 2024Fall
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
Students at Clemson University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Clemson University to see if you can, too!
Up to $6,000
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships
$6,000 – South Carolina Teaching Fellows
Receive up to $6,000 per year for four years in forgivable student loans while you complete coursework that leads to your teaching license. When you're a freshman in the program, you'll live in the Teaching Fellows Living Learning Community, which will provide additional support and help you build relationships outside of the academic environment. You'll also be able to attend seminars, professional development, service-learning opportunities, advocacy experiences, field trips and social gatherings. Learn more.
Amount Varies Scholarships & Grants
Clemson University offers a variety of scholarships, grants and additional aid. Read more on the website.
Call Me MISTER
Call Me MISTER offers mentorship, assistance with finding a job, and financial support through loan forgiveness.
South Carolina & National Teacher Loan and Forgiveness
The South Carolina Teacher Loan and Forgiveness programs can pay off your student loans when you teach. IF you teach in a high-needs field, you may be eligible for loan forgiveness from the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about the South Carolina programs and the Federal TEACH Grant.
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled
The Federal World Study Program
You may be eligible for on- and off-campus jobs through work study. You'll need to fill out the FAFSA to qualify. Check out Clemson JobLink, which connects students with employers who are directly seeking Clemson students.
For more information visit:Financial Aid Office
Biology (Grades 9-12)
Chemistry (Grades 9-12)
Early Childhood (PK-Grade 3)
Elementary Education (Grades 2-6)
English (Grades 9-12)
French (PK-Grade 12)
Mathematics (Grades 9-12)
Middle Level Language Arts (Grades 5-8)
Middle Level Math (Grades 5-8)
Middle Level Science (Grades 5-8)
Middle Level Social Studies (Grades 5-8)
Physics (Grades 9-12)
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)
Spanish (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Special Education (Multi-Categorical) (PK-Grade 12)
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races