Collin A. Webster, Chair
Regulations and requirements for admission to graduate study and graduate degree candidacy in the College of Education correspond to those of The Graduate School. In accordance with the general regulations of The Graduate School, any applicant for graduate study is required to hold a baccalaureate degree and must submit scores from either the GRE or Miller Analogies Test as listed for each program/degree. Each applicant must also obtain at least two letters of recommendation (some programs require more) from those who can clearly attest to the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to the degree sought. Many programs also require a supplemental application, a letter or statement of intent, and/or an interview. Requirements are specified under each program area in this document or may be viewed, in addition to further help information, at www.ed.sc.edu/sa/apply.html.
Admission decisions in the College of Education are based on multiple indicators of an applicant’s potential academic success. Indicators include test scores, GPA, letters of recommendation, statement of intent, and other factors such as relevancy of prior degrees, related work experience, leadership roles, and interview performance. The profile of typical students admitted into the College of Education degree programs in fall 2006 on selected items is as follows:
For master’s and educational specialist degrees:
- GRE scores of 467 verbal, 550 quantitative
- Undergraduate GPA 3.38
- Two to five years experience in the field.
For doctoral degrees:
- GRE scores of 516 verbal, 575 quantitative
- Graduate GPA 3.78
- Five years or more of experience in the field.
Programs and Courses
The Physical Education Department offers the Physical Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification) in conjunction with the College of Education.