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The Education Program is designed to the transportation theme of the Center, “Professional Capacity Building.” Through its “Transportation Education Pipeline”, the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center assists academic divisions and departments with implementing a multi-disciplinary program of course work and experiential learning. The education program includes undergraduate transportation-related courses, educational materials for grades K-12, training, workshops, and a Master of Science Degree in Transportation.

Master of Science in Transportation

The Master of Science Degree in Transportation Program at South Carolina State University is located in the School of Engineering Technology and Sciences. The degree program prepares students to understand the historical, current and future trends and developments in transportation systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Additionally, students are prepared to design, analyze, implement and evaluate new and emerging concepts, skills and workplace behaviors in addressing transportation as a major system in improving the quality of life of citizens globally, nationally, state-wide and locally.

The interdisciplinary Master of Science Degree in Transportation (MST) is planned in concert with the collaborative strengths within the University to provide appropriate education, research, and practical experiences for graduates of the program.

School Bus Transportation Services Supervisors/Managers Certificate Program

A major accomplishment in 2004-2005 was the development and approval of the School Bus Supervisors/Managers Certification for the South Carolina State Department of Education.

The program was approved by the South Carolina State University Academic and Graduate Councils. The Program consists of three components: Graduate, Undergraduate and Certificate Program.

The graduate concentration component for School Bus Transportation Services Supervisors/Managers is designed for persons who have an earned bachelor's degree or those who are in pursuit of a graduate degree.

In the undergraduate minor concentration for School Bus Transportation Services Supervisors/Managers program a student must complete the required coursework, earning a minimum grade of "C" in each course.

The certificate program for South Carolina School Bus supervisors/managers is designed for persons with a High School Diploma or equivalent who seek certification as a school bus supervisor/manager in the state of South Carolina. These programs will be implemented in the 2005-2006 academic year.