schoolofeducation-copurCLEMSON — The National Council on Teacher Quality has named the Clemson University Eugene T. Moore School of Education’s secondary education program as the best value among schools and colleges of education in South Carolina.

Colleges and programs earning the best value designation scored highest on a combination of quality and affordability factors, taking into account net price to attend school (including tuition, fee, and average financial aid awards), average teacher salary in the state and how well the school prepares future teachers.

Schools and programs included in the best value analysis ranged from undergraduate to graduate and those that specialize in elementary or secondary preparedness. Based on an A-F grading scale and standardizing measures to allow comparison, 416 schools and programs, including Clemson’s secondary education program, received grades of A or B.

“We are pleased that our programs are not only being recognized for their quality but also for their immense value — to our students and the schools and communities they will serve,” said George J. Petersen, founding dean of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. “This designation is another indication of our commitment to Clemson’s land-grant mission and our efforts to continually move the educational needle in a positive way.”

The National Council on Teacher Quality is a non-partisan research and policy group committed to fundamental changes in education policy and practices.

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Eugene T. Moore School of Education
Clemson’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education is a transformative leader in systemically improving education, beginning at birth. Its mission is to engage students in high-quality applied research, professional learning and immersive experiences; and to prepare culturally competent scholar practitioners who promote the growth, education and development of all individuals with emphasis on underperforming schools and underserved communities across South Carolina and the nation.