About the School of Education

The College of Charleston has been preparing educators for more than 85 years. By building on our rich history and traditions, we teach our students to innovate. Through critical thinking, they learn to respond to the complex challenges of today’s world. 

The Teacher Education Department is home to nationally accredited and respected programs. Through these programs, you'll receive extensive and meaningful field experiences before you operate your own classroom or nonprofit for children and families. 


The mission of the School of Education is to prepare educators to be leaders in a diverse community through (1) an understanding of and effective participation in a highly complex world, and (2) engaging coursework connected to field experiences, internships and innovative research activities. 


The vision of the School of Education is to be a community of diverse and practical leaders who ensure access to and advocate for learning opportunities for all. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Because of our shared commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, students who participate in our teacher education programs are well equipped to shape a brighter, better future for everyone.

Our students understand that diversity makes us stronger, and they approach teaching and learning with DEIB in mind. When we advocate for children, youth and families, we celebrate diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences, and advocate for equitable and inclusive solutions to problems.

SOE partners with schools and other organizations that serve children and youth. We offer two statewide programs – Call Me MISTER to prepare minority male teachers and Project CREATE, which prepares educators to meet the needs of special education students.