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Winthrop University

Winthrop University


Winthrop University is ranked 6th by U.S. News & World Report among Southern public universities and in the top 15 of public and private institutions in the region. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enrich your life and prepare you for all the future holds. Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers bachelor's and master's degrees through both on-campus and online programs. Our historic and scenic campus is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, just 20 minutes south of Charlotte.

  • College or University
  • Rock Hill, SC

Institution Links

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
Miguel Caldwell

I was drawn to Winthrop because I felt a level of comfort, but a challenge to grow at the same time. I grew up in a family-oriented home in a very small town, where I learned the value of relationships. Winthrop reminded me of my upbringing with the small class sizes and the ease of getting to know people. However, Winthrop also had the big school feel because of the diversity that I get to see here.

Miguel Caldwell

Winthrop University


Bachelor’s & certification

Undergraduate Teacher Certification Program

  • 48 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

Winthrop has a rich heritage of preparing educators. Winthrop graduates are consistently recognized with awards and recognitions, and school leaders seek to recruit and retain graduates from the teacher education programs.

The Winthrop model is recognized regionally and nationally for its partnership with PreK-12 school districts, its focus on preparing teachers for the diversity within South Carolina schools, and its use of field experiences as an integral part of the preparation of new teachers.

The teacher education core was established around the themes of differentiation, assessment, cultural competence, and professionalism and perseverance. These four themes serve as guiding principles along with attention to the Unit Standards, dispositions, and resiliency to anchor teacher preparation in the needs of schools today and in the future.

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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

  • $15,306

    In State Tuition

  • $29,636

    Out of State Tuition

  • $50

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

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



Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

$7,000 Winthrop Premier Scholarship
$6,000 Winthrop Gold Scholarship
$4,500 Winthrop Garnet Scholarship
$2,500 Winthrop Blue Line Scholarship
$1,500 Winthrop Eagle Promise Scholarship

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Options are available across campus for work-study jobs.


South Carolina Teaching Fellows

Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs in Teaching Fellows Institutions, professional development opportunities during summer months, involvement with communities and businesses throughout the state, and receive up to $6000 in yearly scholarships for four years while they complete a degree leading to teacher certification. The scholarship provides up to $5700 for tuition and board and $300 for summer enrichment programs (contingent on funding from the S.C. General Assembly) administered by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA). A Fellow agrees to teach in South Carolina one year for every year he/she received the Fellowship. Learn More.


The purpose of the Call Me MISTER program at Winthrop University is to assist with the recruitment, training, and certification of diverse males who are planning to teach in South Carolina's public schools.  The program seeks to help build a more diverse group of educators by providing academic, social, and financial support to under-represented individuals interested in the field of education.


  • Tuition assistance through Loan Forgiveness programs for admitted student pursuing an approved teacher education program
  • An academic support system to help ensure academic success
  • A cohort system for social and cultural support
  • Assistance with job placement

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For more information visit:Financial Aid Office


Art (PK-Grade 12)
Biology (Grades 9-12)
Chemistry (Grades 9-12)
Dance (PK-Grade 12)
Early Childhood (PK-Grade 3)
Elementary Education (Grades 2-6)
English (Grades 9-12)
French (PK-Grade 12)
Mathematics (Grades 9-12)
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)
Music Education Choral Music (PK-Grade 12)
Music Education Instrumental Music (PK-Grade 12)
Physical Education (PK-Grade 12)
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)
Spanish (PK-Grade 12)
Special Education Special Education (Multi-Categorical) (PK-Grade 12)
Theatre (PK-Grade 12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks


  • Male

  • Female



  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

  • Asian

  • Black

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

  • White

  • Two or more races








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