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A degree in Education from Converse is recognized throughout the southeast as the mark of a quality educator. Our graduates have earned honors including Presidential Educator of the Year, National Marine Educator of the Year, and the Order of the Palmetto. See where our recent graduates are teaching: Lauren Anderson — Shoally Creek Elementary School…
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Abney Scholars Converse College

The Abney Foundation has established scholarship endowments at fourteen colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina. Converse College is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of Abney Foundation Scholarships: Morgan Bell ‘20 Hannah Blanton ‘19 An Mei Li Campbell ‘21 Mary Caudell ‘22 Hayley Cromer ‘19 Kensley Echols ‘20 Kelly Ferguson ‘20 Kathryn…
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reach out and read internship

It’s captivating to read a baby’s face, and it’s even more captivating to help a baby come face-to-face with reading. That’s what four Converse students experienced during a deeply immersive 10-week internship piloted by Converse and the Carolinas chapter of the national organization, Reach Out and Read. It is the first Reach Out and Read…
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Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Julie Jones, and adjunct Jed Dearybury spearheaded EdCamp Palmetto (formerly EdCamp Sparkle) on August 26, 2017. This “un-conference” is a free, participant-driven, learning experience created by educators, for educators. This was the second year we have welcomed EdCamp guests on campus. More than 300 educators attended this year’s event.

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Dr. Margaret Park (Assistant Professor of Education), Meg Hanna Tominaga (Assistant Professor of Theatre), and Mary Carlisle (Visiting Assistant Professor of Art), presented “Exploring the Arts from a Cultural Perspective,” at the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Learn More! Margaret Park Meg Hanna Tominaga Mary E. Carlisle  

Deaf Education major Maeve McGannon

“Converse is the only school in SC that offers a Deaf Education degree, which has allowed me to pursue a field I have fallen in love with.”

Alexandria Roman’s ’11 research project, Deaf & Hearing Authors: A Literary Comparison, served as a springboard to being named a Fulbright Scholarship finalist, to pursuing additional research involving deaf students and science education, and to certification in elementary education and secondary English education.

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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