Department of Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education is housed in the College of Charleston’s School of Education. Here we prepare you to meet the educational needs of children and youth in the areas of early childhood, elementary, foreign language, middle level, secondary, and special education.

You'll complete coursework and get hands-on experience through field experiences in diverse school settings. We have strong relationships with local school districts and our students exceed the state’s minimum field and clinical practice hour requirements.

As an education major, you'll have every opportunity to make a difference and have a real impact on your community. You will be equipped to become a skilled classroom teacher or to pursue careers outside of the classroom in other areas such as Peace Corps, education administration, social work or nonprofit organizations.

Teach South Carolina

We've partnered with TEACH South Carolina (TeachSC), which provides free support to anyone who’s thinking about becoming a teacher. When you sign up, you get perks like one-on-one coaching, up to $100 back in fee reimbursements towards expenses related to applying to our program (including testing and fingerprints), and a chance to win a regional $1,000 scholarship!

To capitalize on the application fee reimbursement, you must create a TeachSC account here before you apply to the College of Charleston. Once you have subscribed to TeachSC and applied to College of Charleston, you can submit your application fee reimbursement here and apply for the TeachSC scholarship here!