Teaching Fellows


Welcome to the Charleston Southern University Teaching Fellows page! The mission of the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities.

Teaching Fellows Award
Charleston Southern University Teaching Fellows are part of an elite group of future teachers who have been selected to receive the Teaching Fellows Award. While they receive this award—up to $6000 per year for four years—Charleston Southern Fellows take part in service-learning opportunities, professional development, and collaborative experiences that prepare them to be innovative teacher-leaders.

CSU is proud to be 1 of only 12 institutions in the state identified as a Teaching Fellow Institution. Following graduation, a Fellow commits to teach in South Carolina one year for each year he or she received the fellowship. The program is administered through the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA).

Applications must be completed between September 1 and December 1 of a candidate’s senior year and can be found at the CERRA website: cerra.org/teachingfellows.

Charleston Southern University School of Education
The mission of the School of Education is to prepare professional educators who, guided by a strong sense of community and the integration of their faith, are academically strong, skilled and morally committed to educating in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments. CSU has been producing high quality professional educators for many years. Alumni have been recognized at the local, state and national levels for their achievements as educational leaders.

Undergraduate Teaching Degrees Offered

• Early Childhood (PreK-3)
• Elementary (2-6)
• Biology Education (9-12)
• English Education (9-12)
• Mathematics Education (9-12)
• Social Studies Education (9-12)
• Physical Education (PreK-12)
• Choral and Instrumental Music Education (PreK-12)

Financial Aid
Teaching Fellows are eligible to apply for and receive numerous additional scholarships from the state of South Carolina and from CSU. Further information about CSU financial support may be found at: charlestonsouthern.edu/admissions.

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