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Certificates and Endorsements

College of Education Certificates

The College of Education offers opportunities for students to engage in courses designed to award or lead to certificates and endorsements that enhance their overall educational experience and prepare them for leadership opportunities across their lives and careers.

Certificates (awarded by Clemson University) – These certificate programs are part of the College of Education's commitment to developing leadership that will systemically improve education and affect positive change in classrooms, athletic fields, businesses and all the places students work and serve after graduation.

Note: Students may earn a certificate en-route to a degree; however, an additional graduate school certificate application is required. Please reach out to your student services coordinator for details. Contact shenry3@clemson.edu for Athletic and Educational Leadership, alisonp@clemson.edu for Online Teaching, and jgambre@clemson.edu for STEAM).

Endorsements (awarded by the State Department of Education) – Educators may be eligible to add specialized endorsements to their existing credential. These specialized endorsements recognize additional preparation and expertise. In some instances, a specialized endorsement may be required to teach a specific course for students. 

  • Online Teaching
    • Students completing the Online Teaching Certificate will have the option to apply for an Online Teaching endorsement from the South Carolina State Department of Education.
  • Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, Mathematics (STEAM) Education
    • Students completing the STEAM specialization within the Teaching and Learning M.Ed. or the STEAM Certificate will have the option to apply for a STEAM endorsement from the South Carolina State Department of Education.
  • Teacher Leader
    • Students completing the Instructional Coaching specialization within the Teaching and Learning M.Ed. will have the option to apply for a Teacher Leader endorsement from the South Carolina State Department of Education.