Clemson University is now home to a new College of Education focused on improving life outcomes throughout the state and nation.
The new college became effective July 1, 2016. The Clemson University Board of Trustees approved the creation of the college at its October 2015 meeting, part of a University-wide academic reorganization stemming from the University’s ClemsonForward strategic plan. A key enabler to the strategic plan’s success, the reorganization is designed to give each department and school a more strategic path to national prominence.
“With this reorganization and the strength of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, Clemson University’s new College of Education will be ‘Best in Class.' We are confident that our collective efforts will help us strengthen and focus our already excellent programs – and help us prepare graduates who are ready to make a difference from day one.”
– Founding Dean George J. Petersen
The College of Education will become a nationally prominent institution of education among land grant universities through excellence in scholarship, transformational educational opportunities, and active service throughout the state and nation in order to improve life outcomes for the greater benefit of society.
As a nationally prominent college of education at a land grant institution, we are committed to: