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One of Clemson’s first teaching fellows talks about her College of Education experience and her goals in education

One of Clemson’s first teaching fellows talks about her College of Education experience and her goals in education

Savannah Shealy’s first student teaching experience involved stuffed animals and her younger brother arranged as students in her bedroom. She handed out quizzes and her grading scale was pretty harsh, but she did discover the motivating qualities of candy.

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Transforming Education

The College of Education is a transformative leader in improving education – from birth through adulthood. With a particular focus on serving underperforming schools and underserved communities, the school has award-winning programs that:

  • train teachers, school counselors and school leaders
  • prepare counselors for community practice
  • train higher education student affairs leaders
  • prepare training and development specialists for business and industry.

We equip our students for careers and lives that make a difference, and we work tirelessly to develop initiatives that respond to today's educational landscape  including teacher recruitment and retention, online teaching, and leadership development. We participate in these innovative efforts as part of Clemson's land-grant mission to serve the state of South Carolina and beyond.

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George J. Petersen

“Education is at the center of workforce development and the economic prosperity of our state. It is because of this that we strive for excellence in everything we do. Our programs are widely recognized nationally, with recent top 10 rankings in U.S. News & World Report, College Magazine and other periodicals, and marquee programs such as ClemsonLIFE, Call Me MISTER, Reading Recovery and Upstate Writing Project continue to have statewide and national influence.”

George J. Petersen
Founding Dean
College of Education
Dean's Message

Student Resources

While we are a proud part of a large research university, the College of Education is a close-knit community committed to excellence – and each other. From our Student Advising Center to our student organizations to opportunities such as study abroad, we work tirelessly to support our students' success.

Innovation and Outeach

We develop innovations that address complex issues in P-20 education – and in collaboration with our partners, we find solutions that lead to greater success in education, industry and community well-being.

Renowned Programs

Our nationally recognized programs include Call Me MISTER, which prepares minority male students for careers in elementary education; ClemsonLIFE, which provides life skills and a college experience for students with intellectual disabilities; and Reading Recovery, which offers specialized training to teachers of young struggling readers.

Inclusive Excellence

Understanding the importance of community and diversity, we are dedicated to advancing inclusive excellence in P-20 education across South Carolina and beyond.

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AI in the Classroom

Two current projects from a collaboration between Clemson University’s School of Computing and College of Education aim to bring artificial intelligence into schools. The teams behind these projects are looking to bring more personalized learning to teachers and students through examining teachers’ professional development and students’ awareness of cybersecurity, according to a story in the Greenville Journal.

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