Greetings From Our Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education (ITE) at the University of South Carolina. Our fourfold mission is to prepare educators who:
- Respond effectively to the complexity of 21st century schools and classrooms characterized by increasingly diverse populations;
- Use evidence-based strategies and practices to provide equitable and effective opportunities for all people to learn;
- Are prepared to effectively use available technology and resources to reach all learners and connect them to the world beyond the classroom; and
- Promote democratic principles and ideas within all educational settings.
The department has six academic programs areas: 1) Early Childhood Education; 2) Elementary Education; 3) Middle Level Education; 4) Secondary Education; 5) Curriculum Studies, and 6) Language and Literacy Education. We offer degree programs at bachelor, masters and doctoral levels.
We invite you to explore our webpages and learn more about ITE's academic programs, the Children's Center at USC, the South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care, students, and alumni. Please call us at (803)777-2489 if you have questions.
Department Chair, ITE, USC