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Teacher Education

Your Career Path

Your Career Path

A Newberry College education reaches beyond classroom walls, city limits, pre-conceived notions of higher learning, and definitions of success. A Newberry education is a personal challenge to every student in pursuit of knowledge who possesses the drive to live and learn with purpose. It is a new model for education – a living and learning community that transforms study into action through personal and professional interaction.

The Department of Teacher Education is committed to the growth of its students. We do not expect our students to find their way on their own. We are here as teachers, mentors, and advisors to guide and push students toward optimum performance and success. We have in place several gateways that guide our teacher candidates from the early education courses, through methods, field experiences and finally, to their internship. The intent of our program is to foster each candidate to develop his or her own teaching style, begin networking within the education community, and incorporate knowledge, skills and dispositions learned in the curriculum into a successful classroom experience.


RETAIN Center of Excellence for Mentoring and Induction of Teachers

The RETAIN Center of Excellence was created at Newberry College in 2010 to focus on the issue of retaining the state's in-service teaching professionals. RETAIN seeks to increase teacher retention in South Carolina by providing quality professional development, mentoring, and support for new teachers. RETAIN hosts the annual statewide New Teacher Induction Symposium each summer for teachers in their first three years of teaching, impacting hundreds of South Carolina teachers over the last several years. Additionally, RETAIN hosts the annual GROW Symposium for college education majors from multiple schools to collaborate, network, and learn from one another.


Newberry Education Society

All Teacher Education majors are granted membership in the Newberry Education Society. Students admitted to the major are honored at an annual pinning ceremony sponsored by NES.



The Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models (MISTER) program is a national initiative designed to address the shortage of male teachers from diverse backgrounds in elementary schools. Newberry College joined the Call Me MISTER initiative in 2010 and graduated its first student member in 2013. Students selected to be MISTERs receive tuition assistance and ongoing professional development opportunities through conferences and internships.


Education, Children & Community (Birth to age 5)

Early Childhood Education (Primary/kindergarten through Grade 3)

Elementary Education (Grades 2-5)

Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8)

Music (PK-12 Certification) 

Physical Education (PK-12 Certification)

Social Studies Education (Grades 9-12)

Special Education - Multi-Categorical (PK-12 Certification)


Secondary Education (Grades 9-12) Concentrations within other majors:





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Alumni Experiences

  • Lexington School District One
  • Barnwell County School District
  • Meadow Glen Middle School
  • Hammond Hill Elementary School
  • Newberry County School District

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