Education students in class

Study Education at USCB 

The vision of the Department of Education is to establish USCB as the primary resource for educators and school systems in the Lowcountry. Our goal is to achieve a legacy of educational excellence in South Carolina.


Our undergraduate and graduate teacher education degree programs include research-based curricula with practical, real-world classroom experiences in area  schools.  We offer:

  • BA in Early Childhood Education (Certification in grades Pre-K-3)
  • BA in Elementary Education (Certification in grades 2-6)
  • BS in Mathematics with Secondary Mathematics Certification (offered through the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics)
  • BA in English with Secondary Licensure (offered through the Department of English and Fine Arts).
  • MEd in Literacy
  • Education can be a minor for students majoring in other disciplines at USCB. 

Teacher education students are eligible for numerous loan forgiveness and tuition assistance programs. 


USCB Inspires Teachers Who Change Lives

We encourage you to talk with current students, meet with faculty or schedule an appointment with an advisor to learn more about our programs. 

Contact Us

Bruce Marlowe, PhD        

Chair, Department of Education
Professor of Educational Psychology & Special Education

Office: 843-208-8378
Hargray 219 Bluffton, SC 29909
Bruce Marlowe, PhD

Tricia Stalzer        

Administrative Assistant for Education and Business Administration

Office: 843-208-8230
Hargray 210 Bluffton, SC 29909
Tricia Stalzer

Madison Riley
“Walking into a classroom of 15-year-olds is daunting, but my professors prepared me with the theory and practice I needed to create relationships with my students, cultivate a positive classroom environment and truly teach from the heart. I wouldn’t be the teacher, coach, or club leader I am today if my Education professors hadn’t sharpened my skills and encouraged my passion.”
Madison Riley
Education Major, Class of 2021