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Newberry College

Newberry College


Newberry College is a private Lutheran liberal arts college in Newberry, South Carolina. The beautifully landscaped 90-acre campus is in the heart of historic Newberry: one of Sweitzer & Fields’ 50 Best Small Southern Towns. With a welcoming atmosphere on campus and a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Newberry College is consistently recognized for outstanding value, diversity and overall quality. Newberry College made a strong showing on the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, earning high marks for value and affordability. Rated one of the best regional colleges in the South, and a best value in affordability, Newberry College awarded over $19 million in scholarships last year and has recently renewed the college’s Tuition Promise, a program that freezes tuition for incoming freshmen for their four years at Newberry.

The Teacher Education Program offers individual mentorship and guidance as you earn your teaching certificate. With small class sizes, we offer courses that prepare you for real-world teaching and classroom experience. Our partnerships with Newberry School District and other surrounding school districts offer opportunities to learn in actual classroom settings. All education classes are housed in a remodeled and updated elementary school, with up-to-date technology, well-lit and windowed classrooms, student lounge areas, a children’s library and meeting and student spaces.

Our teacher graduates are in demand and respected throughout the state of South Carolina. We help our students from admission to graduation and provide individual guidance and mentorship throughout the program.

  • College or University
  • Newberry, SC

Institution Links

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
Gracen Hester

"Newberry College’s Education Department prepared me greatly for my first year of teaching. I was provided with a diverse, well-rounded education that prepared myself and classmates for whatever obstacles were thrown at us. Great people, even better education!"

Gracen Hester

Newberry College

Bachelor’s & certification

Bachelor’s Teacher Education 4-Year Certification Program

  • From 48 to 60 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person, Online, Hybrid

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

The Newberry Teacher Education program is for students who are passionate about teaching and want to change the world through education. We embrace diversity and want teachers from every background and community. We create teachers who are prepared for success in the classroom. We offer applied learning and hands-on experience to prepare you for your future teaching career.

Newberry Teacher Education provides one-on-one mentorship and advising, and we provide the help you need to graduate on time, with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the classroom and life. With small class sizes and an engaged faculty, Newberry college is perfect for students who want to know their professors and who thrive in a close-knit family atmosphere. We know our students, we care about their success, and we prepare you to teach boldly!

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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $25,650

    In State Tuition

  • $0

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Newberry College have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Newberry College to see if you can, too!



Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Newberry College awarded over $19 million in scholarships last year along with the college’s Tuition Promise, a program that freezes tuition for incoming freshmen for their four years at Newberry.

$2,000: Stackable scholarship for Declared Education Majors
$10,000-$17,000: Possible academic scholarship awards 
$1,000: Summerland Honors (For eligible students) 
$2,000: Out of State scholarship 
$3,000: Newberry County resident Heritage scholarship (on campus) 
$1,000-$15,000: Music Scholarships for Music ED majors depending on level of Music Participation and achievement

Student Loans, Payroll Deduction

Newberry College Tuition Promise freezes tuition cost at the time of enrollment, so it will stay the same throughout your time at Newberry.

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Work-study available

Call Me Mister

The Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models (MISTER) program is a national initiative designed to address the shortage of male teachers from diverse backgrounds in elementary schools. Newberry College joined the Call Me MISTER initiative in 2010 and graduated its first student member in 2013. Students selected to be MISTERs receive tuition assistance and ongoing professional development opportunities through conferences and internships. Learn More.

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)
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)
Music Education Choral Music (Grades K-12)
Music Education Instrumental Music (Grades K-12)
Physical Education (Grades K-12)
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks


  • Male

  • Female



  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

  • Asian

  • Black

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

  • White

  • Two or more races








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