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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.

  • College or University
  • Columbia, SC
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Elizabeth Jordan

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.

Elizabeth Jordan

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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


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Program Info

Educators inspire. Chances are an educator made a profound impact on your life, which planted the seed for your desire to make a difference, too! That's why our students and faculty created a college environment that fosters collaboration, diversity and inclusion, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving — arming you with the tools to enhance the lives around you.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadlines

    Program Start

  • Oct. 15, 2023

  • Dec. 01, 2023


Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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

  • $12,688

    In State Tuition

  • $33,928

    Out of State Tuition

  • $65

    Application Fee

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


Art (PK-Grade 12)
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)
Online Teaching
Physical Education (PK-Grade 12)

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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