Students seeking an Ed.S. in this concentration area must have a valid South Carolina teaching certificate (Professional Level, K-8 or 7-12); a minimum of three years’ teaching experience, including at least one year at the level of the certificate for which the individual is applying (Elementary grades: K-8; Secondary grades: 7-12); and a master’s degree in another area. To complete this program, students must show evidence of a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam.
Students certified to teach at the elementary level should enroll in the elementary school leadership program, and students certified in a subject taught in high school should enroll in the secondary school leadership program. Persons wishing to become certified in administration at a level different from their teaching certification area will need to add the appropriate teaching credential and consult the graduate advisor for the course(s) needed in school leadership. Persons holding valid teaching credentials in both elementary and secondary may select either elementary or secondary school leadership.