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Southern Wesleyan University
Southern Wesleyan University
About

Southern Wesleyan University is a private Christian university committed to liberal arts and professional education. We are proud to be an institution of The Wesleyan Church, a worldwide body of evangelical Protestant believers. Our name has changed over the years, but our mission—to be a Christian community of learners that recognizes God as the source of all truth and wisdom—has remained. Located in upstate South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan has enrolled more than 1,200 students and has a low student-to-faculty ratio. The School of Education offers degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary, Music Education, Physical Education and Special Education.

  • College or University
  • Central, SC
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Justin Hart

My experiences with the professors have been amazing. They are caring and go out of their way to ensure that I am successful inside and outside the classroom, and that I am prepared to teach students. My field experiences at Southern Wesleyan have put fuel in that fire to learn and teach.

Justin Hart

Southern Wesleyan University
Southern Wesleyan University
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Bachelor’s & certification
Undergraduate Teacher Certification Program
  • From 48 to 72 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person, Online, Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    Yes
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Program Info

Southern Wesleyan School of Education prepares dedicated professional educators who demonstrate a Christian Ethic of Care towards Self, Colleagues, Community, and Learners. Experienced and published professors provide Southern Wesleyan students with the professional knowledge they need in the classroom. Two semesters of student teaching opportunities—preclinical and clinical—ensure that graduates are prepared to meet the rigors of teaching and commit their attention to the needs of their students. Successful Southern Wesleyan University graduates are leaders who uphold the highest professional standards. Graduates are often selected as school and district level Teachers of the Year.

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  • From 48 to 72 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person, Online, Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    Yes
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Rolling Deadline
    Spring
  • Rolling Deadline
    Summer
  • Rolling Deadline
    Fall
  • Rolling Deadline
    Winter

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

Learn how to get$100 Back
and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $25,748

    In State Tuition

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Southern Wesleyan University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Southern Wesleyan University to see if you can, too!
Amount
Description
$2,500-$5,000
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative funds are available to young men from diverse backgrounds who major in Elementary Education. Learn More.

$3,000-$4,000
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled
Full Amount
SC Create

Starting Fall 2022 FULLY ONLINE!

Earn your Bachelor’s degree in Multi-categorical Special Education (BS–Teacher Special Education). Full-time South Carolina public and charter school employees in instructional (teacher assistant) or non-instructional (custodial, bus driver, etc.) who do not have a Bachelor’s degree can apply for CREATE scholarship funds. Learn More.

 

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Certifications
Early Childhood (PK-Grade 12)
Elementary Education (Grades 2-6)
Music Education Choral Music (PK-Grade 12)
Music Education Instrumental Music (PK-Grade 12)
Physical Education (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Emotional Disabilities (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Intellectual Disabilities (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Learning Disabilities (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Special Education (Multi-Categorical) (PK-Grade 12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks

Stats
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
  • 13%
  • 87%
Ethnicity
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 11%
  • 6%
  • 0%
  • 82%
  • 1%
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