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Coastal Carolina University


Coastal Carolina University offers over 100 undergraduate and over 30 graduate-level (doctoral, educational specialist, masters) fields of study, including specialized concentrations. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online. Whether you want to make a difference on a grand scale or a more intimate one, you will have unlimited opportunities in the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences. From internships to fieldwork to study abroad and service learning, the world is your classroom. The College's programs will prepare you for South Carolina certification in a variety of educational settings.

  • College or University
  • Conway, SC

Institution Links

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
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"Coastal Carolina University's Middle Level Education Program helped shape me into the educator that I am today because of the amazing professors, field experiences, and overall foundation of pedagogy of education. I am truly appreciative for the preparation the programs provided me."

Alex Del Castillo

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Bachelor’s & certification

Undergraduate Teacher Certification Program

  • From 48 to 48 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

Coastal Carolina University offers the following undergraduate programs that lead to initial certification: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle-Level Education, Physical Education, Special Education: Multi-Categorical, and Music Education. These programs will prepare you to teach in public schools. Your studies, along with clinical experiences and fieldwork, ensure that you will graduate prepared to ensure that all children reach their potential.

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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

  • $11,640

    In State Tuition

  • $28,490

    Out of State Tuition

  • $45

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Coastal Carolina University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Coastal Carolina University to see if you can, too!


South Carolina Teachers Loan

CCU students are eligible for a variety of student loan and loan forgiveness options, including the South Carolina Teachers Loan. Learn more:

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office


Choral Music (PK-Grade 12)
Early Childhood (PK-Grade 3)
Elementary Education (Grades 2-6)
Instrumental Music (PK-Grade 12)
Middle Level Language Arts (Grades 5-8)
Middle Level Math (Grades 5-8)
Middle Level Science (Grades 5-8)
Middle Level Social Studies (Grades 5-8)
Physical Education (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education (Multi-Categorical) (PK-Grade 12)

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