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.
"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!"
Bachelor’s & certification
Bachelor’s Teacher Education 4-Year Certification Program
From 48 to 60 months
In-person, Online, Hybrid
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
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
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
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
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races