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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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Dean of Education and Graduate Studies Lienne Medford

With an eye towards growth and positive impact on K-12 education across South Carolina and beyond, Converse’s new Dean of Education and Graduate Studies brings a wealth of experience and $717,000 in National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funds to support Converse students. Dr. Lienne Medford joined Converse last summer from Clemson University, where she served…
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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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Catching Criminals through Chemistry and Art:

Professor Andrea Elliott, Dr. Will Case, and Dr. Julie Jones co-presented their Converse Collaboration Grant project titled, “STEAM: Catching Criminals through Art,” at the South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA) conference in Greenville, SC. Their lecture included the process and implementation in regards to the partnership between a local school district and Converse College. They also…
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A new biosensor to help detect a genetic disease. The potentially carcinogenic effects of Round Up. This sort of research may sound like the domain of large biomedical research labs, but it’s being conducted right here on the Converse campus. And some of the researchers aren’t old enough to drive.

Converse alumnus and adjunct professor Jed Dearybury ’03 has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Lowell Milken Center Fellowship. This Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to educators who have distinguished themselves in teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning. Jed was selected from exemplary teachers from not only across America but throughout the world. He is currently a…
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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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