Graduate Studies in Education

Put yourself on the path to success at Furman. Our Graduate Studies in Education programs are designed for passionate educators who want to improve the quality of education in their communities and have a profound impact on the lives of their students.

Want to begin your career as a teacher or advance your career as an educator?

Celebrating the Education Department’s centennial and marking the 20th anniversary of the residency program – first in South Carolina – Furman’s teacher preparation program is nationally recognized.  Our graduates become teacher leaders who improve student learning and help shape the culture of their schools.  Retention rates for Furman graduates far exceed the state and national averages.

Interested in starting an MAEd, MAT, or EdS program?

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in Teaching

For those interested in pursuing a career in Secondary Education, this 1-year master's degree provides a teaching certification to begin teaching in such specialty areas as Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies.

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education

For certified teachers, our Master of Arts in Education provides expertise in a specialized area in teaching that is in high demand. Learn how to lead in our schools, strengthen our communities, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges from some of the leading professors and practitioners in education.

Educational Specialist Degree

Educational Specialist Degree

This post-master's degree is for experienced scholars and leaders in the education field who seek to develop their potential and competencies and who are committed to improving PK-12 education both within their organizations and beyond.

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How to Apply

Take the next step in your career and become a leader in the education arena.

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Costs & Financial Aid

Estimate your potential costs and learn how to apply for financial aid.

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Course Revalidation Requests

Teachers who request course revalidation are reminded of the following:

  1. According to SC Department of Education guidelines, teachers may request course revalidation from the Office of Graduate Studies at Furman.  While the SDE allows teachers to use courses within a seven-year time frame toward class level advancement (+18 or master’s +30), revalidated courses cannot be used toward any type of add-on certification.
  2. The Office of Graduate Studies will consider, on a course-by-course basis, only those courses that have been taken no longer than 10 years prior to the date of a revalidation request.  By revalidating a course, Furman is confirming that course format and content are current and have, essentially, remained the same within that time frame.
  3. To make a request for course revalidation to the Office of Graduate Studies, teachers should submit the SCDE form to

You can find the Request for Course Revalidation Form here – SCDE Course Revalidation Form

Community & Partnerships

​​Discover how Furman is making a difference at every education level.

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We’re available to discuss our degree programs, and how we can help you achieve your goals as an educator. If you would like to receive additional information about our program, complete our request form.

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Kay Goodwin

Kay Goodwin

Associate Director, Graduate Studies