The Eugene T. Moore School of Education is 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. This mission statement, adopted in October 2013 by the faculty and staff of the School of Education, will carry us into the future.
Centered in Clemson’s historic Tillman Hall, the Eugene T. Moore School of Education is named for the late Eugene T. Moore. In 2003, Darla Moore, daughter of Eugene T. Moore, and Richard Rainwater gave a $10 million gift to Clemson to name the school. Eugene T. Moore was a 1949 graduate of Clemson University and committed his adult life to education as a teacher, coach and principal in Florence County, SC. Read a Welcome from Darla Moore and Richard Rainwater.
Our programs enroll some 600 undergraduate and 600 graduate students. The School of Education trains teachers, counselors and leaders for P–12 schools, prepares counselors for community practice and higher education, and prepares training and development specialists for business and industry. 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 diversity, are committed to our Conceptual Framework and candidate performance.
Housed in the School of Education is the nationally acclaimed Call Me MISTER® program. Also located here are the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of Black Experience in Education, and the S.C. Centers of Excellence for Digital Media and Learning and the S.C. Centers of Excellence for Inquiry in Mathematics and Science.