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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.


    Clemson online instruction through end of spring semester; all events suspended

    March 19, 2020

    To the Clemson Community: These are challenging times unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years of working in higher education. I know many of you are concerned about your health, and the health of your loved ones – we are, too. In fact, every decision we have made over the past few […]

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    College of Education faculty member earns coveted early career award to study experiences of Latino youth in math

    February 25, 2020

    A faculty member in Clemson’s College of Education recently received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program grant, often referred to as the NSF CAREER award. Assistant Professor Carlos Nicolas Gomez will use the five-year grant to characterize and analyze the developing mathematical identities of Latinx students transitioning from elementary to middle grades mathematics. Gomez said he is especially interested in working with students who are pulling double duty learning math and the English language for the first time, and he hopes getting information firsthand from students will make it that much more valuable for educators teaching diverse populations of students.

  • Clemson College of Education embarks on third ‘Listen and Learn’ tour across SC

    February 20, 2020

    In early February, our college embarked on its third Listen & Learn tour! We visited Luke Clamp, National High School Principal of the Year, at River Bluff High School, and learned about the school’s innovative approach to education. We ventured to Lake City, SC, and met with Florence 1 Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley. We met […]

  • A Clemson student in an orange shirt is surrounded by upraised hands in a classroom.

    Call Me MISTER continues to change the face of S.C. classrooms

    February 7, 2020

    African-American men make up 2 percent of the teachers in the U.S. In South Carolina, 25 percent of all first-year teachers hired for the 2017-2018 academic year are no longer teaching in South Carolina schools. Call Me MISTER® has spent the last 20 years working to change those statistics. And their work is moving the needle.

  • College of Education alumna turned graduate student finds her path in mental health counseling

    February 3, 2020

    There’s a reason Elizabeth McAfee became the go-to teacher during recess for students who needed to talk about their emotions or managing their anger. A well-developed sense of empathy is in her blood. Her father is the fourth-generation McAfee to serve as director of Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, so she didn’t just grow up around […]

  • Photo of Dr. Tony Cawthon standing in front of building for professional photo

    Tony Cawthon awarded National Award from NASPA

    January 30, 2020

    Tony Cawthon, Director of Graduate Studies, EOLDs; Alumni Distinguished Professor of Education; Professor, Student Affairs & Higher Education, Clemson University, was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member.

  • Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science

    Detailing the Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science Education

    January 21, 2020

    Find out more about the South Carolina Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science Education from Sandra Linder, associate professor of early childhood mathematics education in Clemson’s College of Education.

  • A New Years Message from the Dean

    January 16, 2020

    It’s a new year and a new decade, and the Clemson University College of Education is excited to continue transformational work that is making an impact across our state and nation! Hear more from our founding dean!

  • Clemson program ranked #1 among national online graduate education programs for third straight year

    January 14, 2020

    U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked a Clemson University College of Education program as the #1 online graduate education program in the nation in 2020. The college’s Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program retains the top spot for the third year in a row.

  • College of Education establishes award for graduate students in Teaching and Learning master’s program

    January 6, 2020

    Clemson’s College of Education has established the Teaching and Learning Online M.Ed. Award to recognize exemplary educators who show evidence and potential as a leader in their field. Leadership in the college’s teaching and learning department has recognized one graduate student from each of the M.Ed. program’s three specializations with the award. According to Cynthia […]

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    A look back at 2019

    December 31, 2019

    With 2019 coming to a close, we want to take a moment to celebrate the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who have made Clemson University such a special place. Whether it’s in the lab, the classroom or on the field, people are the heart of our institution and the reason why Clemson has grown to become an institution recognized for excellence. 

  • Trauma in the classroom: how educators should approach it and what parents and students should expect from schools

    November 18, 2019

    The tools to address trauma among students should be a high priority for educators. Luckily, teachers have resources that they can turn to in order to learn best practices in addressing trauma in the classroom. Clemson faculty member Rachelle Savitz, the co-author of a new book on the subject, offers insight into how teachers can address trauma through curriculum and instruction.

  • College of Education leadership awards seed grants for 2019-2020 academic year

    November 6, 2019

    Clemson’s College of Education has awarded seed grants to five faculty members for the 2019-2020 academic year. The grants are part of the college’s ADR Research Grant Program, which provides seed funding that allows faculty to pursue significant funding from external sponsors, such as government agencies and foundations. According to Jeff Marshall, associate dean for […]

  • Olivia Loynes, Miss Homecoming 2019

    Student Affairs Talk: Olivia Loynes

    October 31, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Olivia Loynes, a junior elementary education major from Camden, South Carolina. — Olivia Loynes could feel herself shaking […]

  • Clemson’s College of Education celebrates Extra Yard for Teachers

    September 23, 2019

    The Clemson University College of Education celebrated South Carolina’s Teachers of the Year–and all teachers–during the Clemson Tiger’s recent football match up with the Charlotte 49ers. Our college hosted teachers and their families inside the stadium around Howard’s Rock before the game, and we held a tailgate in the hours before kickoff outside Littlejohn Coliseum. […]