2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
  
    Jul 12, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Graduate Studies - Education


Non-degree Students

Individuals who have earned teacher certification and are not pursuing a master’s degree are considered non-degree students when they enroll to:

  • earn credit for certificate renewal;
  • add certification in another area; or
  • earn credit for the master’s plus 30 credits (Class I Specialist certificate classification) following South Carolina Department of Education guidelines.

Non-degree student admission requires:

  1. a non-degree student application (GS1A-ND) submitted to Graduate Studies, accompanied by a one-time, nonrefundable application fee
  2. an (un)official transcript from each and every higher education institution previously attended

Non-degree students may become degree candidates by consulting with Graduate Studies and meeting admission criteria for a specific degree program.

Initial Teacher Certification

Individuals who hold bachelor’s degrees intending to enroll at Furman to earn initial teacher certification on a post-baccalaureate basis should visit Graduate Studies to discuss their plans. The initial interest meeting will generate a student file and course checklist for review in the appropriate content area. Once the review is complete, prospective students will meet with an education faculty advisor to examine the scope and sequence of the program.

Admission

Students choosing to pursue initial teacher certification on a post-baccalaureate basis at Furman must submit:

  1. an admission application to Graduate Studies, accompanied by a one-time, non-refundable application fee
  2. an application for entrance into the teacher education program to the Education Department
  3. an (un)official transcript from each and every higher education institution previously attended

Teacher Licensure

Many concentrations in the graduate education program of study correspond to South Carolina certification requirements. If you wish to add another teacher endorsement or certification area, consult the South Carolina Department of Education’s Division of Teacher Quality for information on course requirements and on requirements for the Praxis or the South Carolina Teaching Area Examination. If you are seeking certification in another state, you should consult the department of education in the respective state, as certification requirements may differ.