Southern Wesleyan University
Southern Wesleyan University is a private Christian university committed to liberal arts and professional education. We are proud to be an institution of The Wesleyan Church, a worldwide body of evangelical Protestant believers. Our name has changed over the years, but our mission—to be a Christian community of learners that recognizes God as the source of all truth and wisdom—has remained. Located in upstate South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan has enrolled more than 1,200 students and has a low student-to-faculty ratio. The School of Education offers degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary, Music Education, Physical Education and Special Education.
My experiences with the professors have been amazing. They are caring and go out of their way to ensure that I am successful inside and outside the classroom, and that I am prepared to teach students. My field experiences at Southern Wesleyan have put fuel in that fire to learn and teach.
Bachelor’s & certification
Undergraduate Teacher Certification Program
From 48 to 72 months
In-person, Online, Hybrid
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
Students at Southern Wesleyan University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Southern Wesleyan University to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships
Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative funds are available to young men from diverse backgrounds who major in Elementary Education. Learn More.
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled
Starting Fall 2022 FULLY ONLINE!
Earn your Bachelor’s degree in Multi-categorical Special Education (BS–Teacher Special Education). Full-time South Carolina public and charter school employees in instructional (teacher assistant) or non-instructional (custodial, bus driver, etc.) who do not have a Bachelor’s degree can apply for CREATE scholarship funds. Learn More.
For more information visit:Financial Aid Office
Elementary Education (Grades 2-6)
Music Education Choral Music (PK-Grade 12)
Music Education Instrumental Music (PK-Grade 12)
Physical Education (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Emotional Disabilities (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Intellectual Disabilities (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Learning Disabilities (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Special Education (Multi-Categorical) (PK-Grade 12)
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races