The baccalaureate curricula of the School of Education are divided into two years of general education and two years of professional training. Any student who fulfills the admission requirements of the university may enroll in the pre-professional curriculum. Curricula designated as professional education courses are limited to candidates who have been formally accepted into the USC Aiken Professional Education Program.

Special Instructions for USC Salkehatchie and USC Sumter Students

Candidates enrolled at USC Salkehatchie or USC Sumter must complete their general education requirements prior to enrolling in USC Aiken pre-professional and professional education program courses. Once a USC Salkehatchie or USC Sumter candidate completes their general education class requirements, they must submit a USC Change of Campus Form prior to enrolling in USC Aiken pre-professional and professional education classes.


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Formal admission to the Professional Program in Education is required of all USC Aiken students who wish to complete the approved program leading to certification as a public school teacher in South Carolina.

  • USC Aiken students who plan to seek certification must apply to the Professional Program during the semester in which they will complete 60 hours of coursework that apply towards certification.
  • Transfer students must have successfully completed 60 hours of coursework that apply towards certification, 12 hours of which must have been taken from USC Aiken.

TB Testing

  • TB tests are available from USC Aiken Student Health Center in the SAC for a fee (cash or check) or a physician of your choice. Please note that there is a 3 day wait period between your initial visit and a return visit to read results. TB tests must have been completed within the last year.

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Professional Program Application