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Graduate Programs

M.Ed. Instructional Accommodation

For individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree and wish to increase their understanding of divergent learners, students with a non-traditional approach to learning. This program is appropriate for both educators and non-educators.  The program is online and can be completed in one year.


M.Ed. Learning Disabilities

For the teacher who wishes to add another certification area and learn more about teaching students with learning disabilities. This program includes coursework and related practicum to provide the knowledge and skills needed to work with this unique population of students.


M.A.T. Learning Disabilities

For individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree and wish to enrich their lives and the lives of school age children, this program will help you prepare for initial certification in learning disabilities. The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) includes coursework and related practicums which provide the knowledge and skills needed to work with this unique population of students. The final semester of the M.A.T. program includes coursework that is similar to the undergraduate student teaching block.



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  • Perkins "The M.Ed program in Learning Disabilities helped me become a better teacher after graduating in May 2011. I would highly recommend this program and school to teachers who want to enhance themselves to better serve their students, school, and community!"
       -Anquize Perkins, Class of 2011
  • Jonee "The graduate program at Francis Marion provided me with the opportunity to continue my education while working a full-time job. The classes were small and interactive. I was able to learn in an environment where I knew my professors cared and shared the same success that I wanted for myself."
      -Jonee Evans, Class of 2010
  • Kathy "It was a dream come true to enter and to complete the graduate program in education at Francis Marion University. Every course that I took was a learning experience and everything I learned built on previous knowledge gained. The classes that I took were practical and useful to a classroom teacher at any stage of his/her teaching career. Additionally, the professors were supportive, caring, and encouraging. Every professor that I encountered was accessible to clarify information, assignments or to walk me through any technological problems that arose. I am very proud to be a graduate of the Francis Marion University Education Graduate Program and highly recommend the program to anyone thinking of furthering their education."
      -Kathy Docherty, Class of 2009
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