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Clemson teacher residency program wins award for statewide impactClemson teacher residency program wins award for statewide impact

Clemson teacher residency program wins award for statewide impact

The Clemson University College of Education’s teacher residency program received the 12th annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence during a recent celebration of South Carolina public education. The award was presented by Furman University’s Riley Institute on Oct. 25 in Columbia. The award includes a $10,000 prize to be used to further the program’s work.

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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 college 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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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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