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Usc Upstate Elementary Education Degree Requirements

Last Updated on November 18, 2021 by Omotomiwa Lydia


In addition to meeting the curriculum requirements for a degree in business administration, graduation requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C (S in BADM 499) on all upper division George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics courses. (A grade of D or higher is acceptable for meeting a course prerequisite requirement unless otherwise specified in the catalog course description.) The highest grade earned on any course in business administration and economics is applied toward the degree. At least 50 percent of the business and economics credit hours applied toward graduation must be awarded by USC Upstate.

Each year, undergraduate students earn notable academic honors. Those excelling for the duration of their studies may receive designations on their transcript.

Graduation with honors will be based on a student’s Total Institutional GPA. Honors designators are determined at the time of graduation and may not be applied retroactively.

To graduate with such honors, a student must have earned at least 60 credit hours applicable toward the degree in residence at the University, 30 credit hours for an associate degree.

Levels of Honor

The following designations indicate a consistently high level of academic achievement at UofSC.

Baccalaureate Degree Designations

Summa Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.95-4.00
Magna Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.75-3.949
Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.50-3.749

Associate Degree Designations

Highest Honors: a cumulative GPA of 3.95-4.00
High Honors: a cumulative GPA of 3.75-3.949
Honors: a cumulative GPA of 3.50-3.749

With Honors from South Carolina Honors College

Any student who completes the requirements of the Honors College, regardless of the major or undergraduate degree, is awarded that degree “With Honors from South Carolina Honors College.”  

With Distinction

Any student who earns an undergraduate degree and completes the appropriate requirements will be awarded graduation “With Distinction in [that major].” For details, refer to the degree requirements of specific majors in the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin.

Usc Upstate Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program provides preparation for teaching in PK-3 classrooms. A substantial portion of the curriculum consists of coursework in the liberal arts to establish a broad educational background prior to the professional sequence of courses. The professional sequence provides content and direct opportunities for field experience.

The following are in PDF Format PDF Document

Early Childhood Education degree requirements
Student Learning Outcomes
Career Opportunities

  1. Students demonstrate competence in content knowledge specific to the certification area. 1.1 Teacher candidates will demonstrate content knowledge of early childhood education.
  2. Students develop and plan curriculum and instruction addressing goals and learning outcomes using best practices for the certification area.
    2.1 Teacher candidates will demonstrate the application of content knowledge to practice in the classroom.
  3. Students effectively present instruction and manage diverse classroom environments, communicating effectively and professionally with adults and students.
    3.1 Teacher candidates will be able to effectively analyze student learning in a clinical setting.
  4. Students demonstrate the ability to collect and analyze assessment data and engage in self-reflection to support student learning and growth.
    4.1 Teacher candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to effectively deliver instruction to PK – 3rd grade students throughout their student teaching placement by creating and implementing appropriate lessons for the appropriate age level.