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At Lander, you are a priority. As a member of a close-knit community, your peers and professors know you by name and are committed to your success. With study abroad experiences, impactful research, performing arts, NCAA athletics, and over 60 student organizations,  your Lander experience will launch you on a successful path of a lifetime of learning.

Lander University offers high-demand programs to ambitious and talented students in South Carolina and beyond. These programs are delivered in a rich liberal arts environment in order to produce highly qualified and marketable graduates.

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  • Greenwood, SC
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Programs
Bachelor's & cert.
  • Undergraduate Teacher Education Program
Master’s & cert.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
Bachelor’s & certification
Undergraduate Teacher Education Program
  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    Yes
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Program Info

The Lander University Teacher Education program prepares innovative professional educators to make a difference in their communities The program empowers learners to become proactive and resilient citizens. 

Our program focuses on creating an environment that is diverse, creative, and collaborative. Lander is one of the few universities in the nation to offer Montessori teacher programs accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS).

Through the South Carolina Teaching Fellows program, Lander recruits high school seniors into its teacher program. These Teaching Fellows receive scholarships for four years and agree to teach in South Carolina one year for every year they receive the funds. 

Also, our Call Me MISTER program allows students from under-represented populations to receive financial, educational, and social support while completing a K-8 teacher program. MiSTERs agree to teach one year in South Carolina schools for each year of financial support.

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  • 48 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    Yes
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Dec. 15, 2022
    Spring
  • May 01, 2023
    Summer
  • Aug. 01, 2023
    Fall

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $11,700

    In State Tuition

  • $21,300

    Out of State Tuition

  • $0

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Lander University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Lander University to see if you can, too!
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Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Lander has a wide variety of scholarships available for future teachers. These include, but are not limited to: 

The Mary Kinard Able Scholarship is available yearly to a junior or senior from Greenwood, Laurens, or Newberry county majoring in elementary education. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

The Elizabeth Adams Scholarship is available yearly to a science major planning to teach. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a 2.7 GPA.

The Margaret "Peggy" Scruggs Andrews Scholarship is available yearly to education majors who exhibit need, merit, Christian character, and commitment. Recipients must also actively participate in the Lander University Baptist Collegiate Ministry organization.

The Atheneum Study Club Scholarship is available yearly to Greenwood County student who intends to teach in public schools.

The Mary Lander Bell Scholarship is available yearly to students majoring in teacher education. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains minimum requirements for the teacher education program.

The Sarah Kate "Sally" Lang Blaes Scholarship is available yearly to a  student from Greenwood County majoring in education. Selection will be based on financial needs. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains minimum requirements for the teacher education program.

The Madison and Frances Patton Breland Scholarship is available yearly to a student from Greenwood County majoring in education. Selection will be based on financial needs. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains minimum requirements for the teacher education program.

The Mary Alice Cox Burnett Scholarship is available yearly to deserving junior or senior education major who resides in South Carolina. The scholarship may be renewed provided GPA is maintained.

The Debbie Jeanne Burton is awarded yearly to students interested in helping those with disabilities. Preference will be given to students in the area of special education. Selection will be based on merit and need, and the scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains an acceptable GPA. Application is required.

The Mary Z. Calhoun Scholarship is available yearly with preference given to students who plan to pursue a teaching career.

The Maude K. Carter Education Scholarship is awarded yearly to students majoring in education. Students must have financial needs, academic ability, outstanding character, and potential to develop into good citizens.

The Earline Buzhardt Clark is awarded yearly to a rising junior majoring in education/teacher certification. The recipient must have a cumulative GPR of 3.0 upon entering the junior year and maintain a 3.0 GPA to renew the scholarship. The recipient must also exhibit a strong desire and potential to be an excellent teacher.

The Elizabeth Eble Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in education.

The Martee T. Edwards – awarded annually from fund income to a rising senior majoring in elementary education. The recipient must exhibit both a strong potential and an earnest desire to be an excellent teacher of children in the early grades. The recipient must also be of high moral character and must have an above-average academic standing. Financial need will be of secondary consideration.

The Eddie Griffin Scholarship – awarded annually from fund income to an entering freshman majoring in education/teacher certification with emphasis given to those students in the area of math and science, who possess leadership skills. Scholarships will be continued provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The William Kenneth Henderson Scholarship – is awarded annually from fund income to a needy student transferring from a technical college.

The Hattie Henry Scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time junior or senior education major. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a minimum 2.7 GPA.

The Bettie Rose Horne Scholarship is awarded to students who have at least a 2.75 GPA and are majoring in teacher education. This scholarship is renewable.

The Harry P. Irwin Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising senior pursuing a career in secondary education.

The Shirley Johnson Scholarship is awarded to an elementary education major entering his/her junior year at Lander (i.e., student may receive a scholarship for both junior and senior years). The recipient will have a cumulative GPR of 3.0 upon entering the junior year and will be expected to maintain a 3.0 average. The student selected to receive this scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to the academic discipline and leadership. 

The Dearyl Lusk Scholarship is awarded yearly to an education major of high moral character who demonstrates financial need.

The Jeff May Scholarship is awarded annually to an education major who is a member of one of the 11 intercollegiate teams. The recipient will be selected on merit and need. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA.

The Orvy May Scholarship – awarded to entering freshmen and are renewable provided recipients maintain a 2.5 GPA. Recipients will be selected on merit, need, and citizenship.

The Elizabeth K. McKelvey Education Scholarship is awarded from fund income to students majoring in education. Students must have financial needs, academic ability, outstanding character, and potential to develop into good citizens.

The Viola Hunt Norris Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in education. The scholarship will be renewable provided the recipient maintains minimum requirements for the teacher education program.

The Jo Beth Owings Ouzts Scholarship is awarded to education majors.

The Cindy Bogerro Polatty Scholarship is awarded to a Greenwood County resident who is majoring in education.

The Wilma Wilson Reeves Education Scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Abbeville County majoring in education. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial needs.

The Rebecca Bostic Riley Scholarship is awarded to a rising junior education major from Laurens or Newberry County with preference given to Laurens County.

The Scott and Judy Smith Scholarship – awarded to a student majoring in education. Selection will be based on financial needs and academic merit. 

The Clara Stroud Scholarship is awarded to women who intend to teach.

Student Education Association (SEA) Scholarship is awarded to a rising senior majoring in early childhood or elementary education.

The Ann Bowen Warner Scholarship is awarded annually to a Greenwood County undergraduate and/or graduate student(s). The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient(s) maintains a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students or 3.0 GPA for graduate students.

The Mary Taylor Waters Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in early childhood education.

The Carolyn Sue White Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in special education.

The Scottie White Scholarship is awarded to an education major.

The Thelma W. Whitener Scholarship is awarded annually to a Greenwood area student showing the need and majoring in secondary education.

The Sharon Jones Williams Scholarship is awarded to nontraditional, female students enrolled in the schools of education and business administration. Scholarships will be awarded annually from fund income.

$2,500-$15,000
Loan Forgiveness

Students who live in South Carolina can apply for loan forgiveness through an SC Teacher Loan. Students can be awarded between $2,500 to $15,000 per year. Learn more here https://www.scstudentloan.org/school-loans/sc-teacher-loan-programs-forgiveness

$2,500 - $5,000
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Work study opportunities at Lander University are available or the candidate can choose to find employment while enrolled.

$6,000
South Carolina Teaching Fellows

Through the South Carolina Teaching Fellows program, Lander recruits talented high school seniors into its teacher education program. Teaching Fellows receive scholarships for four years, and in return they agree to teach in South Carolina one year for every year they receive the funds. Learn More.

 

Call Me Mister

Through Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), students from backgrounds that are under-represented in the teaching profession can receive financial, educational, and social support in order to complete any of our programs that serve students in grades kindergarten through the eighth grade. MISTERs agree to teach one year in South Carolina schools for each year of financial support.

Students who participate in this initiative receive the following:

  • Tuition assistance through a loan forgiveness program. For each year a student receives assistance, the student teaches in South Carolina. For example, if a student receives assistance for four years, he/she teaches for four years.
  • An academic support system to help assure success.
  • Social support of other participants.
  • An opportunity to network with participants from other universities at conferences and paid summer institutes.

Learn More.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Certifications
Chemistry (Grades 9-12)
Early Childhood (PK-Grade 3)
Elementary Education (Grades 2-6)
English (Grades 9-12)
History (Grades 9-12)
Mathematics (Grades 9-12)
Music Education Choral Music (PK-Grade 12)
Music Education Instrumental Music (PK-Grade 12)
Physical Education (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Special Education (Multi-Categorical) (PK-Grade 12)
Visual Arts (PK-Grade 12)

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Program Hallmarks

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Gender
  • Male
  • Female
  • 22%
  • 78%
Ethnicity
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 19%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 81%
  • 0%
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