School of Professional and Continuing Studies Springfield College Charleston

Springfield College Charleston

Transforming careers and communities

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are perfect for adults who wish to transform their careers and their communities. Whether you’ve been out of school for five, 10, even 20 or more years, you’ll find that we make the transition as easy for you as possible. Beginning with weekend programs that can often be completed in 16 months, School of Professional and Continuing Studies programs are designed for adults who care about people above all else.

Program Highlights:

  • Attend classes only on weekends, typically two weekends per month
  • Finish your degree in as little as 16 months
  • Receive undergraduate credit for college-level life, school, and work experiences
  • Earn a degree from a well-respected, fully accredited private college
  • Enjoy an affordable tuition, with financial aid opportunities
  • Learn in a small class that values and reflects a diverse world
  • Take advantage of the adult-centered Academic Success Center
  • Get valuable, hands-on experience right from the start

Program Highlights

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The Campus Guide

The Springfield College Charleston campus guide explains how you may take advantage of the many services offered to professional and continuing studies students.

Weekend Class Schedule*

May Term 2015

  • May: 9-10, 16-17
  • **May 30-31, July 18-19
  • June: 6-7, 13-14
  • July: 11-12, 25-26
  • August: 8-9, 15-16

** Senior seminar classes and other one-day courses

September Term 2015

  • September: 12-13, 26-27
  • October: 10 -11, 24-25
  • **October: 17-18, November 14-15
  • November: 7-8, 21-22
  • December: 5-6, 12-13

** Senior seminar classes and other one-day courses

January Term 2016

  • January: 9-10, 23-24
  • February: 6-7, 20-21
  • **February: 13-14, March 12-13
  • March: 5-6, 19-20
  • April: 2-3, 9-10

** Senior seminar classes and other one-day courses

May Term 2016

  • May: April: 30 – May 1, 14-15
  • June: 4-5, 18-19
  • **June: 11-12, July 16-17
  • July: 9-10, 23-24
  • August: 6-7, 13-14

** Senior seminar classes and other one-day courses

September Term 2016

  • September: 10-11, 24-25
  • October: 8-9, 29-30
  • **October 15-16, November 12 - 13
  • November: 5-6, 19-20
  • December: 3-4, 10-11

** Senior seminar classes and other one-day courses

January Term 2017

  • January: 14-15, 28-29
  • February: 4-5, 18-19
  • **February 11-12, March 11-12
  • March: 4-5, 18-19
  • April: 1-2, 8-9

** Senior seminar classes and other one-day courses

*Actual schedule may vary due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather.

Hours of Operation

Springfield College Charleston hours of operation are shown below. If you have any questions, feel free to call the campus main phone number at (843) 554-7244.
 

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
class days only
Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
class days only

Information Sessions

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Monthly Information Sessions

Do you want to learn more about the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Springfield College Charleston? Do you have a friend, relative, or coworker who wants to know more about our bachelor's or master's degree program for adults? If so, then please join us for a information session where we will provide details about our accelerated degree opportunities, financial aid, and the admissions process.

2015 Information Sessions

Date Time
Thursday, August 13, 2015  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 17, 2015  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 a.m. to Noon 
Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Thursday, October 22, 2015   5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday November 7, 2015 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Thursday, November 19, 2015  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Thursday, December 10, 2015 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All information sessions are held at Springfield College Charleston located on 4390 Belle Oaks Drive, Suite 200, North Charleston, S.C.

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Katherine Whitaker
(843) 554-7244
Email: kwhitaker@springfieldcollege.edu

Directory

4390 Belle Oaks Drive, Suite 200
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone (843) 554-7244
Toll free (866) 272-6004
Fax (843) 554-7723

Name/Title Ext. E-mail Address
Elsie Smalls
Assistant Dean/Campus Director
225 esmalls@springfieldcollege.edu
Kimberly Ackerman
Resource Specialist
 (843) 364-1362 kackerman@springfieldcollege.edu
Rochelle Johnson
Staff Assistant
223 rjohnson@springfieldcollege.edu
Tracey M. Phillips
Faculty
227 tphillips@springfieldcollege.edu
Scott Ranger
Assistant Director for Administration
222 sranger@springfieldcollege.edu
Fallon Walker
Administrative Assistant
233 fbrown2@springfieldcollege.edu
Katherine Whitaker
Recruiter
224 kwhitaker@springfieldcollege.edu

Faculty

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Elsie Smalls

Assistant Dean/Campus Director

Courses Regularly Taught
Senior Seminar

Springfield College Contact Information
esmalls@springfieldcollege.edu or (843) 554-7244 Ext. 225

Highest Degree
PhD, Walden University

Areas of Expertise
nonprofit management and leadership, spirituality in the workplace, organizational behavior

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
board member, Family Services Inc.; community advisory board member, Midlands Technical College; youth advisor, Providence AME Church


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Dr. Tracey M. Phillips

Assistant Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Human Services and Health, Health and Society, Integrative Core Seminar III: Social Transformation and Alternative Visions, Issues in Research, Human Sexuality

Springfield College Contact Information
tphillips@springfieldcollege.edu (843) 554-7244 Ext. 237

Highest Degree PhD, Regent University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MSW, University of South Carolina; BSW, Limestone College

Areas of Expertise
human sexuality, advocacy, ethics, multicultural competency, youth development

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Low Country Pregnancy Center of Charleston


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Jennifer Backman

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Advanced College Skills, Issues in Research, Women and Crime, Victimization, and Core IV Overview of Human Services

Springfield College Contact Information
jbackman@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College School of Human Services

Other Degrees and Certifications

  • South Carolina Justice Academy: Juvenile Procedure, Theory and Practice; Financial Exploitation of the Elderly; Evidence Collection and Role of Investigator; Amber Alert
  • Mount Pleasant Police Department- Field Training Officer
  • South Carolina Department of Public Safety: Homicide Investigation; Biased Based Profiling; Immigration Enforcement Unit
  • Albert T. Leppert Memorial Award- Woman of the Year
  • Mount Pleasant Police Department- Corporal of the Year
  • Public Agency Training Council: Criminal Case Management, Twelve High Risk Critical Task, Sexual Misconduct

Areas of Expertise
police officer

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest South Carolina Juvenile Justice Association; member, Charleston Chapter National Organization of Law Enforcement Executives; member, Police Benevolent Association


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Pamela L. Childress-Altman

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Academic Skills, Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education, Children with Special Needs

Springfield College Contact Information
pchildress-altman@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, College of Charleston; MS, Citadel College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BS, College of Charleston; National Board Certified Teacher

Areas of Expertise
education classes, ELA, smart board, computer technology, literature, motivational classes

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Palmetto State Teacher’s Association, South Carolina Correctional Association (SCCA), Liaison for Early Childhood Department


Wilton R. Stewart

Wilton R. Stewart

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Integrative Core Seminar II; Global Economy, Culture, and Community; Group Project in Community Development and Change; Graduate Project

Springfield College Contact Information
wstewart@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MBA, University of San Diego

Other Degrees and Certifications

  • Certified Housing Development Finance Professional with National Development Council
  • Graduate, South Carolina Governor's Housing and Community Development Institute
  • Graduate, YMCA New CEO Institute; certified as a YMCA CEO

Areas of Expertise
managing personnel, accounting and budget formulation, operation of facilities, shipboard business functions, waterfront operations, ship piloting, and navigation. Experience includes documented success in senior executive leadership position managing large organizations. Comprehensive experience in quality control of diverse organizations, to include program development, financial management, problem solving, and decision making. Experience in developing and delivering formal presentations to executive level government officials up to and including individuals of ambassadorial rank.

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest

  • 27 years, Commissioned Naval Officer; retired U.S. Navy Captain, experienced with command of two navy warships
  • member, Charleston Educational Excellence Financing Corporation Board of Directors
  • commissioner, Town of Hollywood Planning and Zoning Commission
  • deacon, Mt Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
  • member, Charleston Community (concert) Band, and Charleston Community Stage Band
  • areas of interest: boating, playing tenor saxophone, composing music (jazz/contemporary gospel), ten speed road cycling, and travel

Contact Information

Katherine Whitaker, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Email: kwhitaker@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (843) 554-7244 ext. 221
Fax: (843) 554-7723
Toll Free: (866) 272-6004

Springfield College Charleston
4390 Belle Oaks Drive, Suite 200
North Charleston, SC 29405

Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 748-3000