School of Education & Graduate Studies
Degrees & Programs
Meet the Dean
South Carolina poet James Dickey wrote, “And this is the house I pass through, on the way to power and light.”
I hope that you will find your studies at Converse to be that transition to power and light: the light of knowledge and learning that will empower you to go into your community and make a difference.
Those of you who have chosen teaching as your profession know how valuable your contributions are to the future of our country. Educating the next generation is the most important job anyone can ever have. Your students’ futures and the future of our communities rest in your hands. Whether a bachelor’s degree, a Master of Arts in Teaching, a Master of Music, a Master in Education or an Educational Specialist’s degree, all of you are invaluable to improving and enhancing life for your fellow citizens.
The increased content knowledge of those in our MLA programs, the creativity of those in our MFA program, and the enriching community support of those in our Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Leadership programs also improve lives. The light and power of knowing and caring shines out from all our graduates.
I wish you great success in your studies and in your careers. The experiences you gain at and through Converse will provide you with the tools you need to build a strong and productive future.
Lienne F. Medford, EdD
Dean of Education and Graduate Studies; Associate Provost of Institutional Research and Accreditation, IAL
Beyond the Classroom
Converse Providing Educators with Critical Skills to Benefit Students with Autism
Aiming to better equip highly skilled educators for success and to support districts in their ability to retain top teaching talent, Converse University has launched South Carolina’s first Master of …
Rebecca Parrish ’00 Wins Sullivan Regional Service Award
Director of Institutional Grants, Rebecca Parrish ’00, was nominated by President Boone J. Hopkins for the Sullivan Faculty & Staff Regional Service Award. Parrish won the award at the inaugural …
Lisa Hase Jackson ‘15 Wins Converse MFA Book Prize
The Converse Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing and Clemson University Press announce the 2023 Converse MFA Alumni Book Prize winner, Lisa Hase-Jackson ‘15, author of Insomnia in Another Town. Zorina …
Converse Celebrates High-Impact Experiential Learning at 2023 RISE Symposium
Converse held its second annual RISE Symposium during the week of April 10, 2023. Open to all undergraduate, graduate and Converse II students, the RISE symposium empowers students to share …