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FMU partners with Horry-Georgetown Tech

on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

FMU partners with Horry-Georgetown Tech

Transfer agreement will help address S.C. teacher shortage.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College and Francis Marion University have agreed to an articulation contract between the colleges establishing a teacher education transfer agreement aimed at addressing a teacher shortage in the state.

After completing the two-year degree at HGTC, aspiring teachers will be able to transfer to Francis Marion to earn a bachelor’s degree from the School of Education in just two years.

The program will be available beginning fall 2020 with financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

The partnership smooths the transition for education students and provides substantial cost savings along the way.

All credits earned at HGTC will transfer to FMU.

Students who fulfill all other requirements for enrollment at FMU will be able to complete one of the following programs: early childhood education, elementary education, or middle level education.

“Educating teachers to serve our region is a fundamental part of the mission of Francis Marion University,” said FMU President Dr. Fred Carter.

“This agreement not only provides a critical link for students from HGTC to earn their bachelor’s degree, but it also solidifies the ties between FMU, HGTC and the rest of our region.”

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