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Secondary Education

Academics at USC Aiken

About Secondary Education at USC Aiken

The Secondary Education Program prepares candidates for teaching in public school grades 9-12. Programs in the subject areas of Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, and Comprehensive Social Studies provide subject-matter expertise and a comprehensive and balanced liberal arts background.

Professional requirements of the curriculum offer several semesters of public school experience at the level of individual candidate interaction and for on-site experimentation with methods and materials of curriculum in a chosen certification area.

Teaching Fellows Program

The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is a scholarship program for qualified South Carolina high school students who wish to pursue a degree in education and a career in South Carolina’s public schools following graduation. Administered by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement, the program provides a $24,000 scholarship/ loan over 4 years for up to 200 outstanding high school seniors. The University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) is one of only twelve (12) institutions in the state identified as a Teaching Fellows Institution. For more information on the Teaching Fellows program, click here.


The School of Education also provides some internships for students.

Career Opportunities

The program provides teacher education candidates with a wide range of practical experiences in public and private education settings. Each teacher education candidate is given a broad liberal arts and general education foundation as well as specific information regarding secondary education.

You can find more information about career options by visiting What Can I Do With This Major?

The USC Aiken Office of Career Services offers numerous resources which provide more information about career opportunities for students in this major.

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Your enrollment counselor is your personal contact at USC Aiken. If you have a specific question, please feel free to contact him/her.

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