COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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.


  • 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 […]

  • How professional development of rural school leaders can separate the good leaders from the great

    June 2, 2020

    In both urban and rural settings, successful school leaders are able to lead in ways that are responsive to the context in which their school is situated. By definition, rural schools are situated in communities that have small populations and are located some distance from urban centers. In such a setting, the school is often […]

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    Clemson partners with Florence 1 Schools to provide online teaching certificate to educators

    June 1, 2020

    Clemson’s College of Education will partner with Florence School District 1 to provide a full cohort of the school district’s teachers its certificate of online teaching. The certificate program addresses concepts such as instructional design, strategies to enhance engagement and the evaluation of student learning in online formats and will allow the teachers to apply to the South Carolina State Department of Education for an add-on endorsement in online teaching. According to College of Education faculty, the sudden need for educators to transition to online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic has made continuing education programs focused on online and hybrid delivery especially attractive to school districts.

  • College of Education founding dean honored with Ralph D. Elliott Award

    May 25, 2020

    George J. Petersen, founding dean of Clemson’s College of Education, has earned university-wide recognition for his contributions to working professionals who are continuing their education. Petersen is the recipient of the Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award for Outstanding Service to Off-Campus, Distance and Continuing Education. Presented annually, the award honors a Clemson University faculty member, […]

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    Altwam named Clemson’s first Madison Fellow

    May 20, 2020

    Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson University graduate Amani Altwam has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Virginia. She is the first Madison Fellow for Clemson University and the only one for South Carolina. “I am incredibly honored to be selected for the Madison because they typically […]

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    To the CoE Class of 2020

    May 7, 2020

    As graduating “Best in Class” students and Clemson Tigers, we are excited to welcome you as Clemson alumni, and we hope you will stay connected with the University as you embark on the next steps of your lives and careers. We are excited about your future and confident that you will make a huge difference in the lives of others.

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    How the Clemson Family went above and beyond to respond to COVID-19

    April 29, 2020

    Here are some of the stories of Clemson’s people. We share them as a simple record of deeds great and small that kept us safe, brought us comfort and cared for our community. These acts of service and sacrifice largely went unnoticed while they were happening.

  • Clemson University College of Education recognizes excellence among students, cooperating teachers

    April 27, 2020

    The Clemson University College of Education has recognized students. cooperating teachers and community partners across a variety of categories. Student Teachers of the Year Lily Franklin – Early Childhood Education Student Teacher of the Year Hannah Cummings – Elementary Education Student Teacher of the Year Taylor Barkley – Secondary Education Student Teacher of the Year […]

  • Spring 2020 Student Feature: Evan Livingston

    April 27, 2020

    As students in the College of Education adapt to online instruction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reached out to them to see how they’re adjusting to this new mode of learning. They’re telling us what works and what doesn’t as far as learning strategies online, and what they’re taking away from […]

  • Student teaching during a pandemic

    April 23, 2020

    How Clemson’s College of Education, its student teachers and numerous partner districts adapted to COVID-19 When the COVID-19 pandemic caused Powdersville High School to move all instruction online in early March, the school’s educators operated under the assumption that most others in the state did: this would be temporary, and they would be back in […]

  • Clemson board approves tuition freeze for 2020-21 academic year

    April 23, 2020

    Clemson University’s Board of Trustees approved on Thursday the University’s plan for a tuition and mandatory fee freeze for the 2020-21 academic year for all in-state and out-of-state students.

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    College of Education offers certificate of online teaching

    April 20, 2020

    The importance of online teaching is more important now than ever. The College of Education recognizes the prevalence of online teaching and learning and is now offering a four-course Certificate of Online Teaching. The certificate addresses foundational concepts such as instructional design and development, strategies to enhance engagement and cognition, and effectively collecting and analyzing […]

  • Spring 2020 Student Feature: Katie Mastrone

    April 13, 2020

    As students in the College of Education adapt to online instruction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reached out to them to see how they’re adjusting to this new mode of learning. They’re telling us what works and what doesn’t as far as learning strategies online, and what they’re taking away from […]