What is 创建? 

Through the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services, the 创建 partnership prepares highly qualified professionals who will serve the needs of students with disabilities in South Carolina public schools. 

全额学费 & Textbook 成本s

In collaboration with Columbia College, the 创建 program fully pays full tuition and textbook costs for up to 11 credit hours each semester for participants that are full-time employees in the public schools of SC.


To be eligible, individuals must:

  • be employed full-time in SC public/charter schools and SCDE-operated programs including Teacher Assistants, non-instructional staff, and central office staff in non-leadership positions.
  • be 没有 a Bachelor’s degree. 

All coursework is available online with synchronous meeting times. Required field experiences are coordinated through the school district in which the participant is employed. 

Have Questions? 
Reach Meda Gause at mgause@mrpong.net or 803.786.3764.


  1. Interested participants must complete the 创建 application 和 Scholarship Loan Agreement found at the SC Department of Education site. 
  2. Once received, 创建 applicants must then complete the application process for special education with Columbia College  
  3. When both steps above are complete, Center Director, Dr. 特蕾西·西, will meet individually to review the Program of Student (POS) that must be submitted to the 创建 office as the final step for eligibility. You can reach Dr. 特蕾西·西 at sccreate@mrpong.net.

Lifelong Connections

"I never imagined when I joined the 创建 cohort at Columbia College as an online student that I would have the opportunity to form such strong connections with fellow members. Building these relationships has been the greatest form of support during my time in the 创建 program. These are friendships that will last a lifetime."

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