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 […]
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.
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
The Clemson University College of Education will close out the academic year with new leadership already in place for the 2019-2020 academic year. The college recently completed national searches for both of its associate deans and one department chair. Dr. Michelle Cook has been selected as associate dean of undergraduate programs and faculty engagement, and […]
The first class of South Carolina’s first university-led teacher residency program at Clemson is now more than halfway through their year-long residency experience in the classroom. We’ve taken the time to drop in on two sets of residents and master teachers along the way to get a sense of their day-to-day experience and learn how […]
With the help of Clemson faculty, a group of Clemson students in the College of Education have started a student chapter of ASCD, formerly known as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The association is dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. […]
Faculty in Clemson’s education and human development department recently recognized three students as its first doctoral research fellows. The fellowship rewards doctoral students who are leaders among their peers in the area of research. According to Debi Switzer, chair of the education and human development department, the fellowship is designed to recognize students who have […]
Dr. Roy Jones has been appointed provost distinguished professor, a special designation awarded by the provost to recognize outstanding scholars who are highly productive and build a national reputation for Clemson University. Jones currently serves as faculty in Clemson’s College of Education as well as director for both Call Me MISTER and the Center for […]
U.S. News & World Report once again has ranked a Clemson University College of Education program as the best online graduate education program in the nation in 2019. The college’s Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program retains the top spot for the second year in a row.
Dr. Lucas “Luke” Clamp, principal of River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina, was recently named the 2019 National Principal of the Year. Clamp earned the position as founding principal of River Bluff in 2011—when he was in his early 30s—and under his leadership the school has taken a decidedly unorthodox approach to education. […]
Beatrice Bailey, professor of social studies education in Clemson’s College of Education, recently participated in a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program exploring contemporary U.S.-Poland relations. The program is designed so that participants return to their institutions to develop projects that allow them to share their broadened knowledge and experiences with students and colleagues in the U.S. […]
James Harrison Goodwin, superintendent of Chesterfield County Schools, was recently named the 2019 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Goodwin, a two-time alum of Clemson University, has held this position for the past seven years. Goodwin recently shared information with us on what makes a superintendent tick, […]