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Master of Education in Elementary Education

Charleston Southern University's Master of Education in Elementary Education is an innovative master’s program for Elementary teachers.

Following propositions and procedures established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the School of Education in collaboration with the School of Arts and Sciences offers programs of study designed to refine teachers' understanding of their discipline, enhance their classroom teaching skills and  encourage their leadership in the larger educational community. Graduates of the program are expected to exhibit a commitment to life-long learning based on an understanding of how to utilize an ever expanding knowledge base and the evolving nature of best practices to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Additionally, as candidates complete coursework that incorporates the processes of systematic inquiry, reflection and collaboration into class activities and assignments, they are given opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to seek National Board Certification for teachers. While becoming Board Certified is not a requirement for the Masters degree, graduates may choose to pursue it as a personal goal.


Master of Education in Administration and Supervision - Elementary or Secondary (33 hrs./11 three-credit courses)

The Fast-Track Master of Education in Elementary and Secondary School Administration and Supervision offers:

  • An accelerated program with innovative scheduling
  • A 16-month course of study completed through traditional, online and hybrid courses
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Continuing our Commitment to Excellent School Administration

Charleston Southern University is committed to providing quality preparation for administrators who will be challenged by the demands of the new century. Master of Education in Administration and Supervision candidates will participate in courses and practicum/intern activities which will enrich their perspectives and their understanding of the instructional, technological, interpersonal, political, legal, ethical and cultural matters of today’s schools.

CSU offers the M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision degree at both the elementary and secondary levels. Successful completion of all program requirements leads to South Carolina certification as a principal and supervisor.

Those already holding a master’s degree may pursue an individualized program of study for a master’s +30 and/or add certification as an elementary or secondary school administrator.


Professional Development

Charleston Southern University, in conjunction with numerous sponsoring agencies, offers a variety of professional development courses for practicing teachers and administrators. We are affiliated with Berkeley County School District, Georgetown County School District, Santee Cooper, Dorchester District 2 and Lexington 1.

Please contact the staff development coordinator in your district or Dr. Melanie M. Murphy, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Education, at CSU (843) 863-7914 to inquire about current or future courses being offered.

Custom Designed Professional Development Courses

Whether you are affiliated with a school, a district, or an agency, CSU can help you develop custom-designed professional development courses for teachers and administrators. Each three-credit graduate level course meets for 45 hours and is designed to fit your specific needs. From course design and registration through final testing, a CSU professional will coordinate your course(s) to ensure convenience and quality.

If you are interested in offering a graduate level professional development course through Charleston Southern University, please contact the the Graduate School at 843-863-7057.