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College of Education professor wins prestigious award

The award recognizes the overall body of research conducted within a scholar's first seven years of their career and will help promote the College of Education to an international audience.

Program aims to increase teacher diversity through scholarships and fellowship

The Apple Core Initiative is a program aimed at recruiting high school students from historically underrepresented populations of the state into teacher education programs at the University of South Carolina.

College of Education Faculty secure COVID-19 research funding

In late March, the university's Vice President for Research put out a special call for proposals related to COVID-19. The College of Education answered the call enthusiastically.

Student Spotlight: Ayan Mitra

"My research will help teachers and reading specialists in South Carolina understand the brain in relation to literacy. This can help them implement appropriate strategies in the classroom."

Faculty Q&A with Rachelle Curcio: Connecting theory to practice for teacher candidates

"Many teachers use social media platforms, but it's been enhanced in this time where we can't see each other face-to-face, and we are researching the role these platforms play during COVID-19."

Research focuses on creating healthy family relationships

"With COVID-19, the most fragile families don't have a lot of wiggle room in things that could tip the scale and disrupt their stability," Carlson says.

Building relationships between families and schools improves student experience

The Carolina Family Engagement Center used its first year for planning, hiring and training staff, building infrastructure and recruiting schools and teachers as partners.

Professor studies integrated approach to improving childhood skills and development

A researcher from the College of Education at the University of South Carolina plans to unlock how specific interventions can positively impact a child's social, behavioral and motor skill development. And the results could benefit teachers and schoolchildren nationwide.

Virtual Learning: Doctoral student’s research proves timely in E-learning

Local educator and current doctoral student, Brandy Meyers, shares technology tips for making an effective—and even fun—transition to remote teaching.

Virtual Learning: Recording engineer creates connections in the classroom and on the stage

Jeff Francis, engineer and professor in the School of Music, shares how his Educational Technology degree prepared him to engage his audience in the classroom and on the local stage for the SC Philharmonic.

Museum of Education 2020 Visiting Scholar Residency: Jason Reynolds

Best-selling author, Jason Reynolds, shared about his writing life and award-winning books with hundreds of college students, tweens, teens and fans from across the Midlands during a 3-day Visiting Scholar Residency at the College of Education's Museum of Education February 20-22nd.

College of Education names new superintendent in residence

"The department and the college are committed to working in partnership with exemplary leaders in South Carolina school districts," says Rose Yilmaki, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies. "We are honored to work with Baron Davis as superintendent in residence for the improvement of leadership preparation and development at the University of South Carolina and partner districts."

College of Education PDS Network Unveils Student Work Gallery

On Thursday, March 5th, 2020, a newly restored display case and accompanying bulletin board in Wardlaw College were unveiled as a location to proudly honor Professional Development Schools with whom the university has partnerships.

New UofSC initiative aims to reduce shortage of teachers in rural areas

The State Board of Education recently approved the Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation as a new alternative pathway to teacher certification. This approval paves the way for rural districts to address teacher shortages through a partnership including the University of South Carolina, Center for Teaching Quality and a consortium of rural districts.

South State Bank partners with UofSC to support CarolinaTIP

The College of Education is excited to announce a new corporate partnership with South State Bank which will help the college provide additional support to recent education graduates during their first years as new teachers.

Celebrating the legacy of benefactor Margaret Mahone ("Mardee") Witten

The College of Education family is mourning the death, and celebrating the life and legacy, of one its most generous benefactors. Margaret Mahone ("Mardee") Witten passed away at her home on December 31, 2019, surrounded by family.

College honors Community Partners

The University of South Carolina's College of Education recently honored three Midlands area school administrators for their extraordinary commitment to students, their communities and the education profession.

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.


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