Resolution to Establish Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies


WHEREAS, Winthrop University provides a wide range of academic programs serving the people of South Carolina, and in particular the north central region of the state, and


WHEREAS, the State of South Carolina and the region are in need of more fully qualified and certified teachers to meet the education needs of the state, and


WHEREAS, Winthrop University has the faculty expertise, facilities, and capacity to offer an additional pathway for attaining certification to teach, and


WHEREAS, the Winthrop University Richard W. Riley College of Education has developed the Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies to provide a pathway for students who decide to pursue education after changing from another degree program, as a transfer student, or as a career changer, in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Teaching program, and


WHEREAS, the proposed degree is consistent with Winthrop University's Mission Statement wherein the University seeks to provide “personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the State of South Carolina,”


THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY that the Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies be established.


APPROVED, this 13th day of March, 2020