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UofSC teacher retention efforts earn statewide recognition

"According to University Induction Coordinator, Nicole Skeen, "We are already seeing the benefits of this program. New teachers are telling us that they feel more confident leading their students, more capable of navigating the demands of the job, and, most importantly, that the program has increased their resolve to not only remain, but thrive, in the classroom."

Partnership allows high schoolers at international school to earn college credit

For the first time in its history, the University of South Carolina will allow high school students at an international school in Asia to earn credit toward a degree. This summer, the university's Board of Trustees approved a memorandum of understanding between the College of Education and Singapore American School (SAS) which outlines the partnership.

"Freedom's Lawmakers: Black Leadership During Reconstruction"

A newly announced grant will allow more than two dozen teachers from around the country to travel to the University of South Carolina to learn about the impact of black elected officials during Reconstruction and how to best teach these lessons to their students.

CarolinaTIP coach and mentor to be honored at national conference

Angela Adams, a College of Education team member who coaches and mentors new teachers in South Carolina, was chosen as one of just three instructional coaches who will be recognized at a renowned national conference.

Midlands area teachers earn fellowship to earn doctorate

The fellowship program aims to increase research at partnering public schools as well as support the professional development of teachers and administrators.

Grant funds physical education research aimed at families of preschoolers

Only 20 percent of preschoolers are getting the recommended amount of physical activity. Physical education professor Ali Brian says the key to increasing gross motor development among young children is getting parents involved. A new intervention program will do just that thanks to the support of a $565,000 grant from The Duke Endowment.

UofSC College of Education named one of the top teacher prep program in country

University of South Carolina's undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program was named one of the top in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and policy organization.

CarolinaLIFE announces new program director

Chelsea VanHorn Stinnett has been named the new director of the CarolinaLIFE program at the University of South Carolina. She will succeed Tony Plotner who led the program for nine years.

New research center lands grant to spread stories of Reconstruction in SC

The grant provides funding for the creation of a mobile app with immersive audio storytelling, an exhibition website, a brochure and guide map, and an interactive kiosk.

Education professors and grad students to present research at national conference

The College of Education at the University of South Carolina is proud to announce a list of faculty and graduate students who will present and/or participate in the AERA annual meeting in April.

Faculty Spark Talks set for March 28

Eight College of Education faculty will be talking about their research at the third annual Spark Talks set for March 28 at 2:00 p.m.

UofSC Professional Development Schools Network earns national recognition

The University of South Carolina's Professional Development Schools Network is one of two programs nationwide that earned awards from the National Association for Professional Development Schools.

Planning ahead, giving back

As a first-generation college graduate and a retired high school teacher and coach, David Turybury understands both the cost of attending college and the salaries earned by teachers. That's why he established the Turybury Family Endowed Scholarship Fund to provide need-based support for students from rural areas.

Partnership between COE and area high school earns national award for social justice

The Network for Educational Renewal awarded the UofSC Professional Development Schools Network and Blythewood High School the Nicholas Michelli Award for Social Justice.

New center to tackle issues surrounding teacher recruitment and retention

The College of Education recently received a $600,000 grant from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education to study the issues surrounding teacher turnover, assess the effectiveness of teacher recruitment and retention programs across the state, and develop a longitudinal data system so this information can be shared statewide.

Teacher retention program names new lead coach

The College of Education recently named Angela Adams as the new lead coach in the Carolina Teacher Induction Program (CarolinaTIP).

University of South Carolina among 46 Teacher Prep Programs Recognized for National Excellence in Educator Prep

The Educator Preparation Unit at UofSC-Columbia is now one of only 147 providers in the U.S. meeting the new, rigorous national accreditation standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to better prepare tomorrow's teachers.

UofSC, MTC sign agreement to educate more teachers

On June 12, academic leaders from Midlands Technical College and the University of South Carolina College of Education signed an academic agreement that will lead to more students pursuing and earning undergraduate degrees in education.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Share Fair comes to Columbia

Education professors and grad students to present research at national conference

More than two dozen faculty and graduate students from the UofSC College of Education will present their research at the upcoming American Educational Research Association annual meeting.

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.


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