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Intelligent.com has selected Converse College as having the top-ranked online Master’s in Gifted And Talented Education degree program in the Southeast. From the press release: Converse College has been recognized as a top-ranked institution offering the best online Master’s in Gifted and Talented Education Degree Programs by Intelligent.com. Converse College was listed among 30 other…
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Dr. Meg Lee has secured a grant from the State Department of Education for the second year in a row. The $122,000 grant provides tuition-free graduate courses, for in-service teachers across the state leading to Gifted and Talented certification. Learn More! Dr. Margaret ‘Meg’ Lee MEd in Gifted Education at Converse

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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Converse College receivesGifted Education Grant

Professor Margaret Lee, Director of Gifted Education & Assistant Professor of Education, secured a $130,000 Gifted and Talented Graduate Course Program Discretionary Grant, awarded by the South Carolina Department of Education. With this grant, teachers will be able to take tuition-free graduate courses, specifically the two courses needed for the South Carolina Gifted and Talented Endorsement….
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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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Education grad Melissa Rhodes

Melissa Rhodes ’10 MEd ’12 calls her journey at Converse a “whirlwind”…and one of the best decisions of her life. She enrolled in the Converse II program; today she is an award-winning drama teacher, novelist and doctoral candidate with her first article due to be published in winter 2017. The Converse II program is a…
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Melissa Rhodes Book in a Basket

Education grad and Converse II student Melissa Rhodes ’10, ’12 can officially add ‘writer’ to her resume. Her young adult, Bible-based fantasy novel, The Book in the Basket, was released in late November. I want students to leave my classroom and go home to their parents with their stress cups empty and their value cups overflowing….
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Converse College offers South Carolina’s only Masters in Gifted Education program. Learn more…

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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