Graduate Courses

Francis Marion University offers a menu of graduate courses specifically designed for teachers of children of poverty. Theses courses may be offered in face-to-face, distance, or hybrid formats. Additionally, districts and schools may contract with Francis Marion for on-site delivery of any graduate course. Contact the Center office for details.

A series of four 3-credit Graduate (EDUC 555, EDUC 599, EDUC 635, EDUC 636) Courses will, together, meet all requirements for South Carolina’s Add-On Certification for Teachers of Children of Poverty. These courses may transfer to other institutions, however that decision is ALWAYS made by the receiving institution. Contact your college or university to verify transfer credit.

Francis Marion University also offers Professional Development (EDPD 525) Graduate Courses that are specifically offered for professional learning purposes. While these 3-graduate credit courses include similar content to traditional Graduate (EDUC) Courses, they may NOT be used toward the Add-On Certification for Teachers of Children of Poverty. Courses typically taught in this format may be used for recertification credit, but rarely will be accepted as transfer credit. It is the responsibility of the student to verify that EDPD courses will meet credit, recertification, or other needs.

Graduate (EDUC) Courses

Complete this four-course series to earn your South Carolina Add-On Certification for Teachers of Children of Poverty.

Graduate Professional (EDPD) Courses

Develop diverse practices and techniques to enhance Grades K-12 classroom instruction with EDPD courses.

Current Courses

View and register for upcoming EDUC/EDPD courses covering various topics related to addressing and poverty and education.

COVID-19 Update

As we all face this time of unprecedented challenges, your Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty staff is working remotely to continue and expand our efforts to support your needs.

While our delivery methods and activities will shift during this time, we are working every day to develop and curate resources that will help you now and when we resume face-to-face activities.

We ask that you read our message linked below and help us with a Professional Study and Supports Needs Assessment survey.