The graduate programs at Clemson University build on the rich experiences and expertise of faculty and students to provide an educational environment in which both groups share in research, exploration and inquiry. The result of this synergy is impact — on our community and beyond.
Our online Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Administration and Supervision programs are for experienced educators who want to learn how to serve students and communities collaboratively and to acquire the necessary skills to solve the complex problems facing schools today. The M.Ed. and Ed.S. programs combine the educational excellence that Clemson University is known for with the flexibility that many educators need. The programs enable students to earn an advanced degree in educational leadership. The Ed.S. is a post-Master’s degree and is appropriate for people who already have a Master's degree. Our graduates become principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and serve in a wide variety of building-level and district-level leadership roles. New cohorts begin every summer and fall. The GRE is no longer required for admission.
The MEd offers three degree options, each of which consists of 36 credit hours.
Option 1: MEd with South Carolina building-level certification
For teachers holding a valid South Carolina teachers’ license, the certification pathway includes a 30-hour core and two internships and leads to either elementary or secondary building-level administrative certification.
Option 2: MEd with potential for out-of-state building-level certification*
Educators teaching under a certificate from a state other than South Carolina may be able to apply for certification in their own state by completing Clemson’s 30-hour core and transferring in six internship credit hours from another accredited program.
* Clemson’s MEd is fully accredited in South Carolina. However, educators interested in receiving certification in another state are responsible for consulting with their state education agencies to determine their specific certification requirements.
Option 3: MEd
Those desiring an educational leadership degree without certification may take the 30-hour core and add two graduate-level electives. Students may choose from a range of electives from across Clemson’s College of Education. These courses are taught online and may lead to additional certification in areas such as athletic leadership, human resource development, online instructional design, literacy, STEAM, and other areas.
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