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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.

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


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