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College of Education

The College of Education is a transformative leader in systematically improving education, beginning at birth. Through its classes and work, the college shows its dedication to enhancing the education and development of all students, particularly those in underserved communities.


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    Researcher to measure middle schoolers’ data science knowledge in context of social issues

    October 12, 2020

    A Clemson University faculty member will use an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine middle school students’ data science knowledge and practices through the lens of social issues and gauge students’ sense of empowerment to positively change communities through data science.

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    Education researchers to partner with rural schools to make computer science accessible, fun for middle schoolers

    September 21, 2020

    A group of researchers from the Clemson University College of Education will use a more-than-$950,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to partner with rural schools in South Carolina to make computer science fun and accessible to middle school students and those with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders. The research aims to help these students hone computer science skills that will likely be useful in many facets of their everyday lives, which researchers say can be achieved through a strong partnership with teachers.

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    Fall 2020 Study Space Locations and Capacities

    September 16, 2020

    The resumption of in-person instruction is set for Monday, Sept. 21. As students adjust to new routines and physical distancing measures that have been put in place throughout campus, the availability of study space is naturally one of the most pressing topics. Study space capacities have been altered because of the need to reduce density […]

  • Seminar series for employees creates opportunities for dialogue about racism and white supremacy

    September 16, 2020

    Clemson staff, faculty and graduate students are invited to engage in a dialogue about racism and white supremacy by participating in a new seminar series titled “Unpacking and Disrupting Whiteness.” The series is a collaborative project between the Gantt Center, Center for Student Leadership and Engagement, College Preparation and Outreach, the College of Education and the English department.

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    Clemson announces Researchers of the Year

    September 1, 2020

    An engineer who has earned six patents in six years and a geneticist developing strategies to prevent tooth decay were named Researchers of the Year at Clemson University.

  • The College of Education welcomes new faculty in fall 2020

    August 14, 2020

    Clemson’s College of Education begins the fall semester with several new faculty members. College leadership is excited to welcome these faculty members, who will enable student learning and contribute to the planned growth of the college. The new faculty members by department are as follows: Department of Teaching and Learning Kirsten Abel will serve as a […]

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    Clemson education doctorate program already proving impact across the state

    August 3, 2020

    When four South Carolina universities established a cooperative pathway to a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in education systems improvement science at Clemson University, they did so with the intention of seeing the program’s alumni quickly make positive, measurable impacts in education across the state. Fortunately, what they intended is already happening before the first cohort member has even graduated from the program. This kind of immediate productivity from students was inevitable when many of them are already working as administrators and leaders in the field of education. This particular brand of doctoral program hinges on institutions’ ability to make a program as applied as possible, so it should come as no surprise that they’re wasting no time putting lessons learned to use in their respective workplaces.

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    Clemson announces standardized test optional applications policy for Fall 2021 admissions

    July 30, 2020

    The University will temporarily waive standardized test scores as a requirement for applicants for the 2021-22 academic year in recognition of the challenges presented to prospective students and their families by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Student government leaders take part in virtual town hall

    July 30, 2020

    Leaders from Clemson University’s undergraduate and graduate student governments took part in a 90-minute virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 29. Jonathan Gundana (Clemson Undergraduate Student Government President), Hunter Bond (Clemson Undergraduate Senate President) and Kaitlyn Samons (Clemson Graduate Student Government President) were among 70 participants who heard from University leaders on a number of […]

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    Call Me MISTER transforms summer leadership institute into yearlong series in response to COVID-19, national protests

    July 27, 2020

    Call Me MISTER has introduced the Call Me MISTER Leadership Series, an ongoing, online speaker series designed to address topics ranging from practical instruction to leadership values. Program leadership developed the series in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will take the place of and extend the program’s usual summer leadership institute, which was abbreviated due to the pandemic. Program coordinators plan to use the series to address teaching and learning during the pandemic as well as protests that have occurred across the U.S. revolving around race, police brutality and issues involving statues and building names.

  • Researcher earns grant to study rural school leaders’ efforts to create equity in schools

    June 29, 2020

    A Clemson University faculty member has earned a prestigious Spencer Foundation Grant to study how rural school leaders navigate communities to improve educational equity. According to Daniella Sutherland, assistant professor in Clemson’s College of Education, the research is the first of its kind to study this issue specifically in rural schools. Sutherland and her research team seek to understand the specific challenges rural leaders encounter and the strengths they can utilize as they try to create equitable schooling practices. They hope to aid educators in the South Carolina, West Virginia and Vermont schools they are studying and intend the lessons learned to be applied to any rural area across the country as results are finalized.

  • Clemson Trustees approve Honors College name change; request authority to restore original name of Tillman Hall

    June 12, 2020

    The Clemson University Board of Trustees today approved changing the name of the University’s Honors College to the Clemson University Honors College, effective immediately. The college has been named the Calhoun Honors College since 1982. The trustees also approved a resolution respectfully requesting authority from the South Carolina General Assembly to restore Tillman Hall to its original name of the Main Building, commonly called “Old Main”.

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    ‘Tireless’ education major receives 2020 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Student Award

    June 9, 2020

    Dina Altwam is one of two students who received the 2020 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Student Award, which is presented annually to two seniors for outstanding service to Clemson University and the extended Clemson community. Altwam, a single mother of three young children, is entering her final year in the College of Education’s five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s […]

  • Clemson researcher earns early career award, funding for writing intervention aimed at students with learning disabilities

    June 8, 2020

    A faculty member in Clemson’s College of Education has earned an early career award and accompanying funding to research and design a sentence writing intervention for students with learning disabilities. Abby Allen, assistant professor of special education, will use the Institute of Education Sciences’ Early Career Award over the course of four years to design […]