As part of its work to help develop and support project-based learning in South Carolina, the Riley Institute worked with Furman’s Department of Education to develop a three-course project-based learning teaching endorsement (add-on teaching credential).

The credential is approved by the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) and was developed with inputs from SCDE; New Tech Network; educators teaching in the state; and teacher preparation programs at Claflin University, College of Charleston, and Winthrop University.

The curriculum, coursework, syllabi, and resources are open source and may be used by any college of education in the state. For access, email Development was supported with funding from a 2012 federal Investing in Innovation grant.

The coursework, offered at Furman, consists in electives in the Master of Arts in Education degree program. For more information contact Director of Graduate Studies Troy Terry, PhD, at

The PBL credential coursework is also offered at other colleges of education in the state.