When four South Carolina universities established a cooperative pathway to a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in education systems improvement science at Clemson University, they did so with the intention of seeing the program’s alumni quickly make positive, measurable impacts in education across the state. Fortunately, what they intended is already happening before the first cohort member has even graduated from the program. This kind of immediate productivity from students was inevitable when many of them are already working as administrators and leaders in the field of education. This particular brand of doctoral program hinges on institutions’ ability to make a program as applied as possible, so it should come as no surprise that they’re wasting no time putting lessons learned to use in their respective workplaces.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
On Sept. 20, the College of Education held its first annual awards celebration at the Owen Pavilion at the Madren Conference Center and Inn in Clemson. College leadership recognized faculty in a variety of categories and celebrated faculty milestones related to journal citations and grant achievement. George J. Petersen, founding dean of the college, welcomed […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Students aren’t the only ones benefitting from Clemson’s teacher residency program. The college designed the program so that master teachers come away from the experience with long-lasting benefits in addition to the immediate helping hand that comes from a second teacher in the classroom. Over the summer, master teachers and residents convened in the upstate […]
Traditionally, students start thinking about going to college when they are in high school, but in a state that has been struggling with poorly performing and underfunded school districts for years, it’s vital to get children excited about college from a much younger age. So Clemson University’s new Office for College Preparation and Outreach recently hosted 110 fourth-graders from Greenville’s Legacy Early College Charter School to capture their imaginations and open their minds to the joys of going to college.
Sixteen professors and administrators from Clemson University’s College of Education gathered in the cool morning hours in a parking lot behind Memorial Stadium March 5 where they loaded into two big white vans and hit the road for a two-day field trip into the heart of the Palmetto State. They were headed to the so-called “Corridor of Shame,” a string of 36 school districts along Interstate 95 that have struggled with historically inequitable school funding and poor student achievement, to get first-hand experience of some of South Carolina’s most rural and high poverty school districts and build lasting relationships with the leaders there.
George Petersen remembers escaping; his mom, Mabel, scooping him out of bed in the middle of the night when he was 4 years old, secreting him out of a dark house and into the frayed back seat of her pale blue Ford Fairlane and pulling away into a restless Los Angeles night. It was the […]