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The Augusta Chronicle published a story about David ‘Brooks’ Smith ‘00 and his new role as vocational director for Columbia County. Brooks earned his Education Specialist (EdS) in Administration and Supervision from Converse College. While serving as Director for Aiken County Schools and Aiken County Career and Technology Center, he helped to establish one of…
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MED grad Erin Fox teacher of the year

Erin Fox ’14 was named SC Teacher of the Year. Fox and Pam Flynn ’97 were two finalists for the award who are Converse graduates. Fox earned her MEd in Gifted Education and finalist Pam Flynn earned her EDS Administration & Supervision from Converse. You can read more about Erin Fox on GoUpstate.com. Learn more…
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EdCamp Sparkle

Dr. Julie Jones, adjunct Jed Dearybury, and alum Matt Johnson ‘05 are planning an EdCamp on the Converse campus on August 27th. This un-conference is a free, participant-driven, professional learning experience created by educators, for educators. The EdCamp, named EdCamp Sparkle, will be the first in the Upstate. Dr. Jones and her team have secured partners…
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Converse College’s Thomas McDaniel doesn’t hunt or fish or enjoy travel. So what’s a professor, administrator and author of eight books, 35 textbook chapters and articles in more than 60 journals to do during retirement after nearly 45 years on campus? Continue to teach and write, of course. McDaniel, 74, now serves as senior vice…
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Starting this summer, Converse College students can earn their master’s degree in gifted education without leaving the comforts of their homes. The school will begin offering the degree as an online graduate program, with an aim at attracting teachers from the farthest reaches of the state. It will be the third program to be offered…
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Converse education professor Dr. Wayne Cheser is passionate about advancing elementary school children’s awareness of energy and climate change issues – so much so that he spent two years researching and filming a set of DVDs for teachers that provide models of best practices for teaching the concepts. The DVDs are a centerpiece of his graduate-level…
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Converse College’s first fully-online graduate degree programs will begin February 1, 2012, along with courses for teacher recertification. The Educational Specialist in Literacy and the Educational Specialist in Leadership & Administration are the first degree programs slated to be offered fully online, with plans to expand the number of programs in the future. Converse’s online…
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Enroll now for two new online graduate courses at Converse College that begin Wednesday, October 19 and conclude Friday, December 9, 2011.  Each course carries 3 graduate credit hours, will apply to advanced degree programs at the college and is appropriate for teacher recertification. Course Descriptions EDU 555 – Diversity in the Classroom Dr. Terrell…
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