USC Beaufort launches graduate program in Literacy

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From staff reports

The University of South Carolina Beaufort has launched a new graduate program in Literacy, designed for current S.C. teachers. 

Beginning Summer 2021, USCB’s Education Department will prepare teachers to improve reading achievement in K-12 classrooms in the South Carolina Lowcountry and beyond.

USCB’s new program provides a combination of on-campus, online, and field-based coursework. It is designed for those seeking a master’s degree in literacy and those who need master’s level courses for the “SC Read to Succeed Endorsement.”

There are three ways to participate:

– The M.Ed. in Literacy is a 36-credit hour degree program, leading to add-on certification as a Literacy Teacher and Literacy Coach.

– The Graduate Certificate is a 12-credit hour series of four courses, leading to an “SC Read to Succeed Endorsement.”

– One course at a time for professional development on an as-needed/as-interested basis.

For more information about the programs and to apply, visit or contact USC Beaufort’s Department of Education chair Bruce Marlowe at 843-208-8378 or

Above: USC Beaufort’s Department of Education chair Bruce Marlowe (right) interacts with USCB education students. Photo courtesy of USCB.