The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy is a community of scholars who prepare teachers to meet the needs of diverse 21st century classrooms by promoting high academic standards, cultivating reflective thought, and focusing on engaged citizenship. The department houses programs for both initial licensure and advanced study. Curriculum and Pedagogy has over 500 students enrolled in its graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
Undergraduate programs offer field experiences beginning in the freshman year. In addition, programs feature small classes and a curriculum that emphasizes content knowledge, pedagogy, assessment, use of technology, and development of leadership skills. Clinical experiences in Macfeat Laboratory School provide links to current classroom practices for early childhood students. Study abroad opportunities are accessible for undergraduate students during designated semesters.
B.S. in Early Childhood Education
B.S. in Elementary Education
Master's degree graduates become experts in classroom instruction, curriculum development and alignment, and literacy coaching.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed. in Literacy
Graduates from our programs have successful careers in schools and classrooms.
Student organizations provide exciting opportunities for involvement in professional activities. Faculty sponsors work with students in several organizations: Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), National Alliance of Black Student Educators (NABSE), Palmetto Student Teachers Association (PSTA), and Student Chapter of the South Carolina Early Childhood Association (SCECA).
The department is comprised of 17 full-time faculty and several part-time faculty members. Faculty are committed to research and scholarly endeavors that inform the profession and enhance public education inour society. All full-time, tenure-track faculty members hold doctoral degrees in their fields of study, and most have numerous years of teaching and service in public schools. Highly qualified faculty enable the department to offer initial and advanced study in the areas of assessment, early childhood education, educational psychology, elementary education, literacy, and social foundations of education.
Meet our faculty