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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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Converse Tower

Internships are a critical aspect of the Converse experience. We provide opportunities to engage in exciting internships locally, around the country and even internationally. See where some of our students are interning this summer: Kensley Echols ’20 (German Studies) ⁠— Summit Media Hannah Jumer ’21 (English, German Studies)⁠— Study Breaks Media Nidhi Patel ’20 (Accounting)…
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Students process for Founder's Day

Our 2019 graduating class boats an impressive lineup of potential employers from local businesses including Cleveland Leadership Academy and Glow Lyric Theatre, all the way to Nashville, TN at Ford Motor Credit and TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. See where some of our 2019 grads have received job offers from: Alexis Turner – Ford Motor Credit…
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Some say teaching is an art. A handful of Converse arts professors say teaching art comes naturally to artists, anyway. So they created—then won— one of Converse’s highly competitive Creativity, Community, and Cultural Enrichment (C3) grants for an outreach program that lets Converse arts students teach underserved elementary schoolchildren. “As I was looking at area…
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Julie Jones Jed Dearybury

K-12 classrooms are a changing entity. Pen pals now come in the form of face-to-face video conferences. Shared Google docs are commonplace, extending learning beyond the traditional classroom schedule. Field trips occur in virtual reality, allowing students to visit places they could never have experienced before. Today’s learning is an engaging experience, rather than a…
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Students create a tableau for Julie Jones social studies class

Dr. Julie Jones’ ‘Social Studies for the Child’ class recently used arts-integrated tableaus, an innovative teaching tool, as part of an in-class activity. For this technique students depict scenes and recreate illustrations to help break down a story, identify the significant characters, and bring it to life. Teachers use this strategy to illustrate history, literature,…
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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.

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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Dr. Dee Malone was nominated as a candidate for a member-at-large position on the Executive Board of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, an international organization.

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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