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School of Education

Welcome to the School of Education at Claflin University. As you peruse our site, you will learn how the School of Education fosters engaged learning, which helps to develop effective and visionary leaders with global perspectives. The School of Education is home to three teacher certification programs (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Middle Level Education), programs in Sport Management and Human Performance and Recreation, and the Air Force ROTC program, hosted by Detachment 775 and the University of South Carolina. Additionally, the School of Education provides oversight of the Art, English, Mathematics and Music teacher certification programs that are offered in their respective departments. We are pleased that all of our programs leading to teacher certification are recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the South Carolina Board of Education.  Visit teacher education accreditation.

Thank you for visiting the School of Education, and granting us this opportunity to share with you.

The School offers undergraduate majors in the following:

The School also proudly introduces its graduate online major, the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Courses launch Fall 2015. Interested teachers and other professionals may apply now by visiting the graduate applications page.

For more information about:

  • Becoming a faculty/staff member in the School of Education, contact Dr. Valerie Harrison (, 803.535.5225) 
  • Inviting the School of Education into your school or business, contact Dr. Bettie Hicks (, 803.535.5090)