Professor of Elementary Education|Dean, School of Education & Behavioral Sciences

The School of Education and Behavioral Sciences presents an opportunity to study Childcare Management, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Physical Education/Strength and Conditioning, Physical Education/Teacher Education, Psychology, and Social Work. Various concentrations are offered within some of these majors. The degree requirements are described in the following pages.

All degrees

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Program NameProfessor
Criminal JusticeDr. Michelle Phillips-Meek, Chair
Mr. Fred Lux, Program Coordinator
EducationDr. Teresa White
Physical EducationDr. Rhonda Fleming
PsychologyDr. Michelle Phillips-Meek
Social WorkMr. Henry Hiott, Director
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This program provides students the opportunity to study the foundations of physical activity in the scope of a fitness professional. This program is designed for students who are not interested in teaching in the K-12 system but would prefer to find roles in fitness centers or pursue graduate courses in exercise science or sport studies.

College girl study for exam - English Education
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The English Education program adheres to South Carolina's education guidelines. Students study pedagogical theory, develop their own philosophy of education, and learn to apply their teaching style to lesson plans that they create within their curriculum.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Within a liberal arts framework, the purpose of the Elementary Education program is to prepare students with the content knowledge, theoretical background, and practical experience necessary for success as classroom teachers.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

If you enjoy the charisma of young children, then a degree in Early Childhood Education could create a career path for you by offering a dynamic teacher preparation program that leads to a BA in Early Childhood Education and a rewarding career working with children in Pre-K -3rd grade! The early childhood education program provides preparation for teaching in PK-3 classrooms.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

This program is designed for Criminal Justice students who have an interest in law school or a law-related career.  Courses will introduce students to a variety of practice areas while honing the same skills and knowledge as the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice but with an emphasis on the discipline and practice of developing and adjudicating law.

Detective - Criminal Justice - Investigator
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Criminal Justice is an exciting and ever-changing field of study, with new information gained each day. New technology and techniques continually push the boundaries of information gathering in Criminal Justice and students will become conversant in these areas.

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Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

The MSW provides the opportunity to serve others beyond the BSW level. All social workers are passionate with regard to social justice. With the MSW degree, social workers can carry that passion to the classroom through teaching, as well as, positions in school social work, the mental health community, and positions with the criminal justice field.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This program develops students who are knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of exercise physiology, kinesiology/biomechanics and behavioral studies in physical activity.  These students will be well-prepared to pursue graduate degrees and specialty certifications and to seek employment in exercise and sport settings.

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Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

Social workers help people cope with everyday problems. They may provide services such as advocacy, crisis response, and connecting clients with resources. Social Workers address societal ills by understanding and addressing problems in functioning that can occur with people, systems, as well as with the interactions between systems and people.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This broad major intends to orient you to psychology as a whole. Students will learn about the science of mind and behavior, individual and group behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. This major relies heavily on exploring various theories while looking at new research and techniques.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Physical Education – Teacher Certification (PETC) students are trained to teach physical education (K-12) in the public schools of South Carolina, and beyond. Students in the program will acquire over 200+ hours working in the elementary, middle and high schools, including the opportunity to work with students with special needs.

Strength and Conditioning kettle bells Physical Education
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The responsibilities and professional scope of practice for Strength & Conditioning professionals can be subdivided into two domains: "Scientific Foundations" and "Practical/Applied". Each of these involves corresponding activities, responsibilities and knowledge requirements.