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  • Clemson associate dean pens new book on introducing challenge in the classroom

    September 10, 2019

    Jeff Marshall clearly remembers a student in his AP Physics class whose abilities were far beyond the material he was teaching. By the third day of the class, Marshall knew the student—who would later skip his first year at MIT—would quickly grow disinterested in the material. Marshall had to do something, so he started a […]

  • Kelsey Simms - kindergarten

    Clemson alumna fights back after brush with death to pursue special education career

    September 2, 2019

    After the accident, people told Kelsey Simms many things. The police told her she drove her car 60 miles per hour into the back of a stopped—and thankfully childless—school bus. They told her that when her Honda Civic hit, the interior crumpled underneath the back of the bus, wedging her inside. Her grandparents happened to […]

  • The College of Education welcomes new faculty in fall 2019

    August 12, 2019

    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: Education and Human Development Liz Boyd will serve as a visiting clinical […]

  • Clemson professors to help educate S.C. students and teachers about the benefits of learning physics

    July 2, 2019

    Clemson professors Sean Brittain and Chad Sosolik have been named to the second cohort of PhysTEC Fellows, a two-year program of The Physics Teacher Education Coalition, whose mission is to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers.

  • Joanne Avery

    The push to succeed: a conversation with Clemson alumna and South Carolina superintendent of the year Joanne Avery

    June 26, 2019

    The South Carolina Association of School Administrators recently announced that Joanne Avery, superintendent of Anderson School District 4 and a Clemson University graduate, was selected as the state superintendent of the year. The district is among one of the highest achieving districts in the state, and Avery has played a key role in defining and […]

  • Teacher Residency

    Participants in Clemson’s teacher residency program look back on its first year

    June 11, 2019

    Amanda Bluhm knew she wanted to be a part of an innovative program that would immerse her in the classroom from pre-planning to the final day of class. Her experience with Clemson’s teacher residency program has confirmed that teaching is the right profession for her.

  • Expressway to Tiger Town

    Accelerated higher education pathway involving Clemson earns national recognition for innovation

    June 4, 2019

    A collaborative partnership involving Clemson University, Greenville Technical College and Greenville County Schools has earned national recognition from the League for Innovation in the Community College. “Expressway to Tiger Town” identifies, supports and prepares students for a career as an educator, and the accelerated higher education pathway program earned the league’s 2019 Innovation of the […]

  • Clemson Ed.D.

    Clemson joins national network of institutions shaping Doctor of Education programs

    May 20, 2019

    Clemson has become one of nine new higher education institutions to join the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. The project works to redesign professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of PK-20 education and the organizations that support it. As a member of the project, Clemson will be part of a 113-institution network […]

  • Jonda McNair Caldecott

    Clemson professor appointed to chair prestigious Newbery Medal Committee

    May 20, 2019

    Jonda C. McNair, professor in Clemson’s College of Education, had just come off of a rewarding—and educational—stint on the 2019 Randolph Caldecott Award Selection Committee, and as the semester wound down she found out she had been appointed to another, similarly prestigious position. McNair will serve as chair of the 2021 John Newbery Medal Award […]

  • Clemson to participate in fellows program that aims to positively impact teacher recruitment, retention

    May 16, 2019

    The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA) has selected Clemson University to participate in its teaching fellows program beginning in fall 2020. The mission of the program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities.

  • Members of Sherman Construction, Campus Recreation and other project stakeholders came together May 8 to celebrate progress on the 16,500-square foot Outdoor Education Center, located at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center.

    Outdoor Education Center construction reaches milestone

    May 8, 2019

    Construction on the new education facility at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center reached a milestone May 8 in a gathering to celebrate the near-completion of timber installation on an innovative project covering 16,500 square feet. In lieu of a traditional “topping off” ceremony, general contractor Sherman Construction welcomed key stakeholders from Clemson […]

  • Frady Herro Hirsch

    College of Education announces grant fellows for 2019-2020 academic year

    May 8, 2019

    Leadership in Clemson’s College of Education has recognized three faculty members as grant fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year. The College of Education Grant Fellows Program buys out awardees’ teaching responsibilities for one year so that they can pursue major grant funding opportunities. Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year are Kris Frady, Dani Herro and […]

  • Expressway to Tiger Town

    Upstate education leaders announce accelerated higher education pathway to address critical teacher shortage

    April 26, 2019

    Leadership from Greenville County Schools, Greenville Technical College and the Clemson University College of Education announced a collaborative partnership that will open a seamless pathway from high school to a degree in education from Clemson University. The partnership, “Expressway to Tiger Town,” will identify, support and prepare students for a career as an educator. The […]

  • Perfecting Your Roar

    Hear from educators benefiting from Clemson’s professional development sessions aimed at new teachers

    April 10, 2019

    Clemson’s College of Education began a series of professional development seminars, Perfecting Your Roar, aimed at new teachers late last year. The sessions’ primary goals are to address knowledge gaps often experienced by teachers new to the classroom and provide a venue for new teachers to meet and help one another by sharing knowledge and […]

  • 2019 ACC student award winners at Clemson University.

    Clemson students join other ACC students for Meeting of the Minds

    April 9, 2019

    A select group of Clemson University undergraduates have just returned from Louisville, Kentucky where they participated in a Meeting of the Minds with other Atlantic Coast Conference students.