The College of Education offers an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with add-on certification in Early Childhood Education according to guidelines recognized by the South Carolina State Department of Education. Theteacher candidate completes the courses required for the elementary education program and 12 hours of coursework that leads to add-on certification in early childhood. The content of the courses in early childhood facilitates the application of developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching and assessing students from birth to eight years of age in these major courses. The add-on certification is nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
No grade below “C” in a course required for the major or minor (including cognates and specified electives) will count toward satisfying that course requirement. This policy does not refer to general education requirements or elective courses.