Teaching and Learning


Degrees Offered


Clemson University has combined the educational excellence that we are known for with the flexibility that many teachers desire and need. The result is a completely online Master of Education Degree in Teaching and Learning. This program is open to K-12 educators who work in formal or informal settings.

Benefits of earning a M.Ed. in teaching and learning from Clemson University:

  • Earn a degree from a top 25 public university while anywhere in the world.
  • Experience educational excellence that Clemson University is known for at very competitive tuition rates.
  • Earn a significant pay raise in most states.
  • Increase your options: continue as a classroom teacher or become a curriculum specialist, a department chair or an instructional coach (check your individual state guidelines).
  • Join a community of practitioners from across the globe as you work to improve instructional practice.

The specialty content areas served by the Teaching and Learning program include: STEAM, Early Childhood Education, and Instructional Coaching**.

**Instructional Coaching courses are currently being reviewed by curriculum committee.

This program will consider applicants for conditional letters of admission (CLA’s) pending successful completion of an approved English as a Second Language (ESL) program. More information can be found on the Conditional Language Admission page.


More information can be found in this graduate handbook.


Program of Study

The Teaching and Learning program requires a mini­mum of 30 credit hours in graduate courses with a grade-point ratio 3.0 or higher, of which at least 18 hours must be from courses at the 7000-level or above.

The M.Ed. program is composed of two elements:

  • Core pedagogical coursework (18 hours)
  • Specialty coursework (12 hours)


Application Information

Applications for the Teaching and Learning Master of Education program are considered for summer entrance dates only. The program application deadline is May 15, or until the program is at capacity. To be considered for admission, individuals must complete the online Graduate School application. Every required document in support of your application must be on file by the deadline date for consideration.

Required Documents


The College of Education has a variety of graduate assistantships offered and it is a competitive process. Assistantships are not rewarded in conjunction with our admission process but based on the accepted applicant pool. If you are interested in a particular assistantship we would encourage you to apply as early as possible to be considered for all assistantships offered. 

These positions are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the position supervisor.


Program Contact(s)

Program Coordinator(s)