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Alumna funds scholarship to help future educators

University of South Carolina alumna and retired educator, Joyce Ham, is honoring the legacy of her two late husbands through a $100,000 endowed scholarship that will help education students for years to come.

College of Education, Florence District One partner to improve teacher preparation

The University of South Carolina's College of Education was invited to take part in a new Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching initiative aimed at improving teacher preparation programs while addressing the needs of at-risk schools.

College of Education first in SC to complete CAEP accrediation visit

USC College of Education become the first in the state to successfully complete a self-study and accreditation visit through the Council of Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Professor Fenice Boyd earns Albert J. Kingston Award

New Instruction and Teacher Education department chair received the 2016 Albert J. Kingston Award for her service to the Literacy Research Association.

South Carolina education deans collaborate to tackle teacher shortage

The deans of six of South Carolina's larger Schools and Colleges of Education release statement urging action to address the teacher shortage being experienced across the State.

Education professor to host ETV series

Lemuel Watson was recently named the host of ETV's Carolina Classroom series.

College of Education introduces new University Induction Coordinator

The College of Education recently hired South Carolina educator and instructional coach, Nicole Skeen, to coordinate a new induction support program for USC graduates.

College of Education names new Director of the Office of Clinical Experiences

Christopher Burkett will oversee the placement of all teacher candidates in their practicum and internship experiences.

College of Education Alumna inducted into SC National Guard Warrant Officer Hall of Fame

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandra (Sandy) A. Gordon was inducted into the South Carolina Army National Guard's Warrant Officer Hall of Fame at a ceremony held April 2, 2017 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, South Carolina.

College of Education staffer enjoys a crowning moment

Regina E. Wragg was crowned Ms. Columbia Plus America 2017. She will compete with women from across the state of South Carolina for the title of Miss South Carolina Plus America on April 22.

College of Education to host Spark Talks on April 6

Modeled after the well-known TED Talks, these brief addresses will give insight into research in a unique, fast-paced and entertaining way - each talk lasting just a few minutes.

College of Education Witten Lecture screens video documentary, The Travelstead Room: A Space to Honor, A Place to Engage

This video, through comments by faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars, examines the importance of memorializations at colleges and universities and the significance of designing spaces that encourage teachers and students to address and to confront issues of civil rights and social justice.

Alum, Sarah Bolton, Earns Ian Axford Fellowship

Sarah Bolton, a College of Education alumna, recently traveled more than 8,000 miles to research ways to improve education equity.

New Field Placement Coordinator for Palmetto College to serve students and schools

After more than 14 years of teaching, Chastity Graham recently joined the staff of the College of Education as the Field Placement Coordinator for Palmetto College.

Education professor aims to improve equity in education for African American students

College of Education faculty member Gloria Boutte has spent her career researching how to achieve equality in teaching for black students. She recently created the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS).

Issues Facing African American Students Focus of Upcoming Roundtable Series

The Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS) at Carolina is hosting a series of roundtable discussions throughout 2017.

Elementary Education Students Write and Present Books to Young Students

The UofSC students wrote, and in some cases illustrated, books about each child in hopes of fostering a love or writing and reading from an early age.

Gamecock Student Athletes Read to Elementary School Students

Senior elementary education student, Erin Neuenfeldt, is an intern at Oak Pointe Elementary School in Irmo and on the Gamecocks beach volleyball team. When she asked some fellow student-athletes to join her for a day of reading to students, it was all hands on deck. More than two dozen Carolina students from our basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and tennis teams turned out.

New Field Placement Coordinator Joins COE Team

Pamela Adams will oversee the placement of middle level students who want to be teachers.

Counselor Education Professor Authors Book About Creating Stepfamily Rhythm

Counselor Education Professor Authors Book About Creating Stepfamily Rhythm

Because parenting differences are among the top reasons cited by remarried couples who divorce, understanding how to achieve parental agreement is crucial to a successful stepfamily.

Alumna Earns Prestigious Teaching Award

Stephanie Johnson, a teacher in the Richland One School District, earned the Horace Mann Award of Teaching Excellence.

Responding to the mental health of students and school staff after the SC Flood 2015

When a disaster strikes, school counselors serve students and their families as well as the school's staff. They must be prepared to help students and families displaced from their homes and assist with any emotional or physical trauma that students faced immediately after the natural disaster and those problems that can linger on for months or even years.

USC Alum Named as Finalist for National Education Association Foundation's Teaching Excellence Award

USC Alum Named as Finalist for National Education Association Foundation's Teaching Excellence Award

Originally from Sumter, SC, Stephanie M. Johnson graduated from USC with a BA in English in Spring 2003 and completed her Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education in December 2004.

Keeping Students in School to Give Them a Chance to Succeed

Keeping Students in School to Give Them a Chance to Succeed

"Educators and school communities have significant influence over students' lives and could step in to provide the critical social capital and support networks that promote educational opportunities and lead to positive relationships." -Susan C. Bon, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Meir Muller to Receive Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award

Dr. Meir Muller to Receive Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award

When asked for his response to the Association's announcement, Dr. Muller replied, "I am humbled to receive this award and attribute the recognition to the wonderful mentors, colleagues and students that I interact with at USC."


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