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About the Eugene T. Moore School of Education



The Eugene T. Moore School of Education is named for the late Eugene T. Moore, a 1949 graduate of Clemson University who committed his adult life to education as a teacher, coach and principal in Florence County, S.C. In 2003, Darla Moore, daughter of Eugene T. Moore, and Richard Rainwater gave a $10 million gift to Clemson to name the school in her father's honor.

Enrolling some 600 undergraduate and 600 graduate students, the Eugene T. Moore School of Education trains teachers, counselors and leaders for P–12 schools, prepares counselors for community practice and student affairs professionals, administrators, and faculty for higher education, and prepares training and development specialists for business and industry.

We are motivated by our mission to be a transformative leader in systemically improving education, beginning at birth. Our mission is to engage our students in high quality applied research, professional learning, and immersive experiences. We prepare culturally competent scholar practitioners who promote the growth, education, and development of all individuals, with emphasis on underperforming schools and underserved communities across the state and nation.

Our candidate performance is strong, and we are committed to our conceptual framework. We are nationally accredited by the state of South Carolina, NCATE (recently merged with TEAC to become CAEP), and CACREP. Our teacher preparation programs, literacy, and principal and superintendency educational leadership programs are nationally recognized by their specialized professional association standards.

We embrace a commitment to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and providing all with diverse experiences within our programs. Housed in the School of Education is the nationally acclaimed Call Me MISTER® program, as well as the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of Black Experience in Education. We also house the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and the Reading Recovery® and Early Literacy Training Center for South Carolina.


Department of Education and Human Development
Areas: clinical/mental health counseling, educational foundations, learning sciences, literacy, school counseling, special education

Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development
Areas: athletic leadership, educational leadership, human resource development, student affairs

Department of Teaching and Learning
Areas: curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, elementary education, middle level education, secondary education