School of Education
Exceptional academic preparation
Francis Marion University’s School of Education offers a wide range of academic programs designed for aspiring teachers, experienced educators and organizational leaders at various stages in their careers.
Our programs offer exceptional academic preparation that reflects our guiding principles of Leadership, Learning, Accountability, and Diversity.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits Francis Marion University’s School of Education’s M.A.T. – LD program. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. This accreditation is provided to programs that offer an initial license.
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Master of Education Degrees
M.Ed. Teaching and Learning
For individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to increase their overall knowledge of education. 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.
Master of Arts in Teaching
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.
The M.A.T. program is CAEP accredited.