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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.


  • Education faculty research suggests social action may give youth a career edge

    October 3, 2017

    When disadvantaged youth engage in social activism, they tend to have high-status occupations in adulthood, according to Clemson University and University of Michigan researchers. The findings also suggest there’s a place for more discussion of social issues in our educational systems.

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    Landing multimillion dollar grants, faculty support focus of new research office

    September 6, 2017

    Clemson University has taken another significant step in its growth as a leading national research university by creating the Office of Research Development in the Division of Research. The goals of the new office are to increase the number of large, multi-department, multi-institutional grants valued at $2 million and more and to help faculty attain select research development activities, such as federal CAREER awards.

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    Clemson doctoral researchers engage in educator development initiatives in Tanzania

    August 29, 2017

    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.

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    Fortunately for Clemson, Felder never shied away from a challenge

    August 14, 2017

    It’s fair to say that Frankie O. Felder,  the senior associate dean of the Graduate School who is retiring this month after 30 years at Clemson, loves a challenge.  And that’s a good thing, because she grew up in a military family that moved around the world regularly. She was one of the first black undergraduates […]

  • A back-to-school message from the College of Education’s founding dean

    August 10, 2017

    Back-to-school is a part of the American fabric: tax-free weekends, school supply lists, and feature stories on media outlets all point to the importance of this time of year. Those of you who graduated with a degree in education, whether you are working in the field or not, have a personal connection to this annual […]

  • Clemson University library reinvents itself for today’s students

    August 4, 2017

    Walk through one of the doors embedded in the three-story wall of windows at the front of the building’s sleek white exterior, and you’ll find a Starbucks, a geospatial technology lab, and a digital studio sponsored by Adobe. Open work spaces all around you buzz with researchers collaborating on high-definition displays, computer monitors, and laptops. It might sound like a high-tech incubator in Silicon Valley, but it’s Clemson University’s main library – which had more than 1.4 million visitors in 2016 – as it joins others across the country in adapting to the digital age.

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    Clemson apps turn phones into personal assistants for people with intellectual disabilities

    July 19, 2017

    Students and faculty at Clemson University have developed two smartphone apps to provide practical, real-world assistance to help people with intellectual disabilities maintain employment and live independently. The ClemsonLIFE Task Analysis app aids individuals in the completion of everyday tasks for home and work, while the ClemsonLIFE Meal Planner app helps users develop a weekly meal plan, manage inventory in a pantry and populate a grocery list that ensures they buy required food items each week.

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    A conversation with Clemson alum and SC superintendent of the year

    June 5, 2017

    Burke Royster, superintendent of Greenville County Schools, was recently named the 2018 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Education Week also recognized Royster as a “Leader to Learn From,” which has basically cemented his reputation as a superlative administrator in South Carolina and beyond. Royster credits a […]

  • All in Team Foundation sponsors Clemson and Scholastic’s efforts to encourage summer reading for SC students

    June 1, 2017

    In late May, nearly 1,200 students in districts across South Carolina received orange drawstring backpacks containing books such as “Clifford’s Spring Clean Up,” “The Little Red Hen” and other reading material that will help prevent the decline in reading skills many students experience during summer months. The backpacks contained 10 books each and were made […]

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    Special education major and recent grad receives outstanding student veteran award

    May 22, 2017

    Amber Watkins, a recent graduate of the College of Education majoring in special education, recently received the inaugural outstanding student veteran award. Brennan Beck, assistant director for military and veteran engagement, presented Amber with the award during Clemson’s Student Veteran Hail and Farewell Ceremony. The award recognizes the commitment, engagement and leadership of one student […]

  • Clemson University awards 3,400 degrees at spring ceremonies

    May 11, 2017

    Clemson University began awarding degrees to spring semester graduates Thursday morning at the first of four commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.

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    Clemson University to present 3,400 degrees Thursday and Friday

    May 11, 2017

    Clemson University will present approximately 3,400 degrees in four commencement ceremonies this week in Littlejohn Coliseum.

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    Four Tigers take a minute to reflect on their time in Tigertown before graduation

    May 10, 2017

    Those last moments as a Clemson student can be a bittersweet mixture of nostalgia, excitement, anxiety and pride.

  • Charles H. Houston Center moves to Office of Inclusion and Equity

    May 4, 2017

    In keeping with Clemson University’s commitment to promote diversity and inclusion on campus, the university’s Charles H. Houston Center will move to the Office of Inclusion and Equity, effective July 1, 2017.  The research center, which focuses on the experience of African Americans in higher education, had previously been housed in the College of Education. […]

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    College of Education founding dean to speak during ClemsonLIFE graduation

    April 25, 2017

    Clemson University will live stream the ClemsonLIFE graduation ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. The commencement ceremony will honor four graduating students in the program, and College of Education Founding Dean George J. Petersen will speak at the ceremony.