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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

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.

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.


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