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Comparison of M.Ed. Programs

M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision
M.Ed. in Classroom Leadership

Intended for:
Current teachers or interim administrators desiring to achieve advanced certification and placement as assistant principal, principal or district supervisor

Intended for:
Current teachers desiring to enhance their preparation for classroom teaching and leadership

Features:

  • Leads to advanced certification in South Carolina
  • Includes three practicum experiences plus an internship
  • All courses are 7 weeks (plus breaks) except the final course (internship), which is 12 weeks.
  • Curriculum is lockstep with no electives.

Features:

  • Non-certification program
  • Core includes class work with 12 credit hours of practicum requirements.
  • Core courses can lead to the SC Teacher Leader Endorsement. 
  • All courses are 7 weeks.
  • Program includes 6 hours of elective credit, which can be transferred in or taken online.
  • Electives can lead to endorsements in Learning Disabilities, Gifted and Talented, Literacy, or Early Childhood Special Education.

Requirements:

  • Valid South Carolina professional teacher’s certificate
  • Two years teaching experience
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate program of study with a GPA of at least 3.0 (if less than 3.0, students must have satisfactory scores on the GRE and/or approval of the School of Education)
  • Statement of disclosure concerning all prior convictions including felonies and misdemeanors

Requirements:

  • Valid professional teacher’s certificate from any state
  • One year teaching experience or two recommendation letters stating that the student candidate has access to a classroom for research purposes. At least one of the recommendation letters must come from a school administrator.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate program of study with a GPA of at least 3.0 (if less than 3.0, students must have satisfactory scores on the GRE and/or approval of the School of Education)