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Dr. Ryan Carlson is recognized with prestigious ACA award

Picture of Dr. Carlson with the Executive Director of ACA and award's committee chair

Educational Studies Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Program Dr. Ryan Carlson was awarded the Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award from the American Counseling Association. This national award was presented to Dr. Carlson at the gala ceremony during the 2014 ACA Annual Conference & Expo in Honolulu, HI, March 27-30. Read more.

Miseducation of the Black Athlete: A Community Dialogue April 24

John N. Singer will present “Miseducation of the Black Athlete,” a discussion about disparities in academics and educational outcomes African-American male athletes experience from youth through college-level sports organizations, Thursday, April 24 at Lower Richland High School in Columbia, SC.Read more.

Enterprise Learning Launches in SC with $24.9 Million Race to the Top-District Grant

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Four diverse school districts in South Carolina have launched a leading-edge approach to education through a U.S. Department of Education grant.Read more.

@UofSC features College alumnus

Afghan children like these are the reason education alumnus Ron Bradley has risked travel to the country as a civilian volunteer.

@UofSC features ’75 Masters in Secondary Education School Guidance alumnus Ronald Bradley’s volunteer work with Afghans for Tomorrow in a Kabul school where he counseled students and teachers to manage stress. “Most American civilians aren’t looking for reasons to go to Iraq and Afghanistan these days. But alumnus Ronald Bradley hasn’t let war zone dangers stop him from trying to make a big difference in the lives of little students there…”Read more.

College sends largest contingent to Regional Noyce Scholars Conference

USC brought the largest contingent of attendees to the 2014 SE Regional Noyce Scholars Conference in Greenville, SC on March 20-22. The southeast regional conferences are specifically for universities that have been awarded Noyce grants. Thirty-six universities in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, and Washington D.C. were invited to send faculty and students.Read more.

College of Education Offering Accelerated, Online Graduate Programs

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Learn about new online graduate programs that can be tailored to meet students’ individual interests or career goals.Read more.

Karen S. Bullard is Kershaw County School District's Principal of the Year

Principal Bullard is pictured here with KCSD Superintendent Frank Morgan and her husband Clay Bullard.

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) Principal Karen Bullard was named Kershaw County School District 2014 Principal of the Year on March 5, 2014. Bullard is a first year Educational Administration doctoral student from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies at the College of Education! Read more

Filling Data Holes

"I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in and stops my mind from wandering..." (The Beatles)

Unlike The Beatles, professors in USC civil engineering Dr. Nicole Berge, Dr. Sarah Gassman, Dr. Charles Pierce and Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration Dr. Michelle Maher want students' minds to wander using Concept Mapping to further their research skill development.

This past summer, two USC civil engineering professors – Dr. Charles Pierce and Dr. Sarah Gassman – along with College of Education professor Dr. Michelle Maher, were funded by the Engineering Information Foundation to develop a for-credit course designed to facilitate the development of research skills among undergraduate and graduate engineering students. The course they developed, ECIV 490/790, also leverages support from an existing NSF CAREER grant awarded to Dr. Nicole Berge, an assistant professor in the USC Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Read more

College of Education Recognized with Two Prestigious SASTE Conference Awards

Members of Southeastern Association of Science Teacher Education (SASTE) foster leadership in and support for those involved in the professional development of teachers of science, primarily for those working in or concerned with states in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). The 2013 SASTE annual conference was held on October 11-12 in Statesboro, Georgia and addressed the overarching theme: "Success in Science Education: Where are we and where are we headed?" Read more

Past, present and future HESA scholars collaborate

Past, present and future Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA) scholars from USC's College of Education presented their findings at the 2013 Emory Student Affairs Assessment Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

This collegial group was comprised of USC's School of Library and Information Science Student Services Manager Dr. Sarah Keeling, who is a graduate of the college's Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration program; Coordinator for the Gamecock Gateway and recent graduate of the college's HESA Master's degree program Mr. Drew Newton; Graduate Assistant for USC's Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Tessa McLain, who is currently enrolled in the HESA Master's Degree program; and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policies Dr. Michelle Maher. Read more

Gifted and Talented Education Courses Offered in the College of Education

"I came to USC to design and deliver a new and challenging graduate program in gifted and talented education" says Educational Studies for Gifted and Talented Education Professor Thomas P. Hébert. He describes that one special feature of the program currently under construction is an emphasis on training educators to identify and nurture the gifts and talents of young people in high poverty environments. "This program will be unique" Hébert continues, "because currently there is no gifted education degree program in the country with this focus. At USC, we are supporting school districts in developing strong programs for underserved gifted students." Read more

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