Aug 15, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education


The College of Education is a transformative leader in systematically improving education, beginning at birth. The mission is to engage students in high quality applied research, professional learning, and immersive experiences. We prepare culturally competent scholar practitioners who promote the growth, education, and development of all individuals, with emphasis on underperforming schools and underserved communities across the state and nation. The College of Education prepares professionals for P-12 schools, higher education, and various agencies and organizations as teachers, practitioners, counselors, scholars, and leaders.

The College of Education offers five Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees including Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership (Higher Education and P-12); Learning Sciences; Literacy, Language, and Culture; and Special Education. There are four Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degrees offered including Middle Level Education; Secondary Education; Special Education; and Teacher Residency. Master of Education (M.Ed.) degrees offered include Counselor Education (School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs); Educational Leadership; Literacy; Special Education; and Teaching and Learning. Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees are offered in Counselor Education and Educational Leadership. A Master of Human Resource Development (M.H.R.D.) is also offered.

The graduate programs focus on preparing students for leadership positions in education and other organizations. Clinical and field experiences are common in many graduate programs. Some programs and courses are offered off campus and in the evening to accommodate the schedules of public schools, higher education, and other organizations. Off-campus course schedules for fall, spring and summer offerings for school personnel, school districts and other South Carolina agencies are published by the Office of Off-Campus, Distance and Continuing Education. In addition, courses are taught by contract with local school districts in the Clemson University service region.

Degree programs in Educational Leadership (Ed.S. and M.Ed.), Literacy, Middle Level Education, Secondary Education, Special Education (MAT), and Teacher Residencey are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), national specialized professional associations, and the South Carolina Department of Education. Counselor education programs in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Department of Education and Human Development

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Programs

Certificate

Doctor of Philosophy

Education Specialist

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Education

Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development

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Programs

Certificate

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Philosophy

Education Specialist

Master of Education

Master of Human Resource Development

Master of Science

Department of Teaching and Learning

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Programs

Certificate

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Education