Beth Leavitt didn’t travel the traditional road to education. In fact, it took 14 years after graduating from Clemson in 1984 before she stepped into her classroom at Wade Hampton High School, where she teaches AP physics. She worked as a chemist for an environmental company before she turned to education, but Leavitt doesn’t see […]
Clemson University’s College of Education recently celebrated its first class of teacher residents at Memorial Stadium. Clemson University President James P. Clements, college benefactor Darla Moore and our Founding Dean George Petersen spoke about the importance and potential impact of the program in front of a crowd of participating districts, master teachers, and state and […]
Clemson faculty researchers are using a near $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help computer science teachers across South Carolina develop teaching methods that better serve the state’s diverse population. The research aims to broaden participation in computer science by improving teaching methods and discovering what does and doesn’t work in computer science classrooms for different student audiences.
A recent gift from Wells Fargo of $350,000 will support two Clemson University programs concerned with improving educational outcomes for diverse student populations across South Carolina.
Jacquelynn Malloy, assistant professor in Clemson’s College of Education, and a team of researchers have been awarded for research that examines teachers’ visions for their classrooms and how that vision changes over time. The Association for Teacher Educators has recognized the research with its Distinguished Research in Teacher Education Award. Malloy said the initial motivation […]
Back in the early 2000s, Lisa Bennett was a secondary education major at Clemson who had no way of knowing that one of her coworkers at a video rental store would go on to found one of the most successful educator development organizations in Zambia. Lusungu Sibande was just another employee in the trenches with […]
Two Ph.D. students in Clemson’s College of Education recently traveled to Tanzania to help secondary teachers develop greater knowledge of how to teach English as a third language. The trip represented the first step in a collaborative research project that will collect data over the course of two years on the impact of these development efforts on Tanzanian teachers.
Cassie Quigley, associate professor in Clemson’s College of Education, has released a new textbook on science education research. The book, “Exploring Emotions, Aesthetics and Wellbeing in Science Education Research,” covers new research dimensions related to the field including emotion, aesthetics and wellbeing in science education, areas that Quigley describes as not yet well established. “With […]
In 2017, Phillip Wilder, assistant professor of literacy in Clemson’s College of Education, will serve as United States consultant for Mwangaza, an organization focused on community health and educator development in Tanzania. Wilder will travel to Arusha, Tanzania and work closely with the staff at Mwangaza during his role as consultant, but it won’t be […]
Leslie Coker Fowler always knew that education was a priority in her family. But she never imagined her life would be devoted to educating others, from middle school students to medical students and residents.