The University of South Carolina enjoys a rich history of more than 200 years of academic leadership. The UofSC College of Education is a state and national leader in providing comprehensive, world-class preparation for teachers, counselors, education administrators, researchers and policymakers.
As a first-generation student, I relied on my teachers and community to help me navigate applying to college. The Apple Core Initiative in the College of Education provided a home for me at the UofSC where I was supported. My interactions with faculty and staff fostered my passion for education.
Bachelor’s & certification
Undergraduate Teacher Certification Program
From 48 to 72 months
In-person, Online, Hybrid
Oct. 15, 2023Spring
Dec. 01, 2023Spring
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
Students at University of South Carolina-Columbia have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of South Carolina-Columbia to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships
The Apple Core Initiative is an opportunity for underrepresented minority students from South Carolina, offering a $2,500 annual scholarship plus a $500 travel reimbursement.
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled
Work study options are available.
South Carolina Teaching Fellows
Our program serves students seeking education degrees and certification in almost every content area and level. The Teaching Fellows program provides up to 200 outstanding South Carolina high school seniors with a $6,000 scholarship/loan each year for up to four years. Each fellow will then repay the scholarship/loan by performing one year of service in a South Carolina public school following graduation for each year the scholarship was received. Learn More.
For more information visit:Financial Aid Office
Dance (PK-Grade 12)
Early Childhood (PK-Grade 3)
Elementary Education (Grades 2-6)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Foreign Languages French (PK-Grade 12)
Foreign Languages German (PK-Grade 12)
Foreign Languages Latin (PK-Grade 12)
Foreign Languages Spanish (PK-Grade 12)
Gifted and Talented
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 (PK-Grade 12)
Music Education Voice (PK-Grade 12)
Physical Education (PK-Grade 12)
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races