Professional Development

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate offers professional development courses for teachers, school administrators, and museum educators. Held at TCMU-Greenville, our workshops provide practical and innovative ways for educators to help students flourish in and out of the classroom. We have added one new Professional Development workshop in Spartanburg! See details below.

These events are free to teachers.

"Thank you again for the excellent class today. I'm looking forward to implementing all I learned today in my first grade class. I look forward to more professional development opportunities at TCMU."
-1st grade teacher from Greenville County

Educators will receive a certificate of participation at the completion of each course. Courses will count for renewal credit in the following districts.  Check with your district if yours isn't listed below.

  • Anderson 1
  • Anderson 5
  • Chester County
  • Fort Mills School District, NC
  • Greenville County
  • Laurens 56
  • Newberry County
  • Pickens County
  • Spartanburg 2
  • Spartanburg 5
  • Spartanburg 6
  • Stephens County, GA


Upcoming Events

Zot Artz for Special Needs: Click to Register
April 6, 2019 • 10:00a.m.— 12:00p.m.
Target Audience: Special Education Teachers: Preschool–12th Grade 
TCMU is offering a unique opportunity to our community this spring by bringing a Zot Artz event to the museum. Zot Artz designs and makes adaptive art tools so that children with disabilities can create huge, amazing art pieces.  The Zot Artz tools and facilitated art events are truly inclusive, giving every student of every ability the chance to explore, imagine, and create. Teachers who attend this professional development will not only get an opportunity to see a Zot Artz event in action, but will also hear from inventor and professional artist facilitator, Dwayne Szot. Additionally, this professional development will take place on the museum’s Sensory Friendly Saturday in order to give teachers a chance to explore the inclusivity and learning opportunities within the museum.

Other professional development programs can be tailored to fit the needs of your program. For more information please contact:
Jane Gomez
Director of Educational Outreach