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Zais Says Refusing Federal Funds Will Save SC Taxpayers' Money (10/5/11)
Zais: Teachers Should Be Held Accountable for Student Learning (09/27/11)
Kim Brasil, May 2011 Physical Education Graduate, Wins National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Physical Education Major of the Year Award (04/27/11)
Dr. Mary Lou Hightower Wins Award of Excellence (03/7/11)
Dr. Hightower has been exploring and researching the traditional quilt patterns and infusing these designs in a contemporary paper format. The patterns interact to form illusions of textural space. This intricacy of the grid and hidden images within the openings creates an environment to intrigue the viewer to observe the subtle nuances. Read More...
Physical Education Program Accepted into National Strength and Conditioning Association (02/15/11)
Dr. Charles Love to Serve Dual Roles for NCATE (01/31/11)
Dr. Judy Beck Named President of South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE) (10/15/10)
Dr. Tina Herzberg and Colleagues Launch BrailleSC.org (10/12/10)
Three USC Upstate Graduates are Awarded Teacher of Year for Sumter District 17, Runner-Up and the School Teacher of the Year (8/23/10)
Congratulations to Kim Johnston, a third grade teacher at Lemira Elementary School and a graduate of USC Upstate, for being named the Sumter 17 District Teacher of the Year. Lee Gandy, also a USC Upstate graduate, from Alice Drive Elementary School was named first runner-up. This honor was announced at the district’s annual Back to School meeting at Patriot Hall on August 12, 2010. Additionally, USC Upstate graduate programs graduate Jonnell Atkins was named Teacher of the Year by her school Kingsbury Elementary School also in Sumter 17. Read more…
School of Education Alumnus Begins Second Year at Pacolet Elementary & Is A "Top Cat" (8/17/10)
USC Sumter Hosts Class for Area Teachers (7/26/10)
Math teachers for first through sixth grades from Sumter school districts 2 and 17 have spent two weeks on the University of South Carolina Sumter campus. These teachers have been participating in a summer math camp called Unveiling Mathematics Standards. Marilyn Izzard, USC Upstate's director of teacher education program located on the USC Sumter campus, said the teachers have been energetic every day when they come to learn about math content and methods for teaching math. Read more...
Four Non-Traditional Education Majors Excel in USC Upstate Classroom (4/27/10)
Anyone can say getting an higher education is tough, but imagine doing it while balancing a job and a family. Four women at University of South Carolina Sumter don't have to imagine. All four are nontraditional students in the USC Upstate Teacher Education Program housed at USC Sumter. On Monday, they were inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda, an honor society that partners with colleges and universities to celebrate the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education. Read more...
Ray Tedder, SoE Chemistry Graduate, 2010 Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year (4/15/10)
USC Upstate SoE Graduate Now Principal of Broome High School in Spartanburg District 3 (2/23/10)
Hot Dogs for Haiti (2/16/10)
Dr. Jim Charles, Associate Dean, Shares His Expertise on "What Impact Would Eliminating the Last Week of School Have on Districts and Schools?" (1/27/10)
Sister of a Charles Lea Center Graduate Shares Her Appreciation for USC Upstate's Collaborative Program (12/15/09)
USC Upstate Greenville Campus TEACh, Faculty and Staff Participate in Salvation Army Outreach (12/14/09)
The College of Educational Enrichment To Graduate 46 Special Needs Students On December 1 (12/1/09)
TEACh, Scholars Academy, and Nursing Collect More Than 1,200 Canned Goods for Local Organizations (11/30/09)
USC Upstate's Special Education Program Receives $500,000 Grant (11/4/09)
Student Teacher at the USC Sumter Campus, Amanda Griffin, Takes First Grade Class to the Pumpkin Patch for Science (10/27/09)
School of Education Student Organization on Sumter Campus Serves Lemonade To Raise Money For Pediatric Cancer (10/14/09)
Ten Teaching Fellows Visit Chile (10/14/09)
Math/Science Summer Camp is a Big Success (6/19/09)
School of Education Receives Nearly $500,000 to Support Special Education Program (6/13/09)
The learning disability program at the University of South Carolina Upstate has received a five-year, nearly $500,000 Special Education Pre-Service Training Improvement Grant from the Office of Special Education Programs, which educators say will provide a boost in addressing a "critical need" for special education teachers.
"It's going to be a tremendous help to not only the University but to the people of this community," said Charles Love, dean of the School of Education at USC Upstate. "This is an area that is of critical need not only in Spartanburg but nationally, and hopefully (students) who participate will stay in Spartanburg and the Upstate." Read more...
Dr. Charles Love, Dean of USC Upstate's School of Education to Address NAACP in Union County (4/16/09)
Two USC Upstate Secondary Science Education Students Win Awards at Research Symposium (3/31/09)
USC Upstate Gives Teacher Cadets Career Boost (3/30/09)
USC Upstate Education Students Collaborate for Second Annual Family Math & Science Night at WMS (3/25/2009)
As part of this year's Family Math and Science Night on Tuesday, ice-cream making was added as one of the hands-on activities in an event aimed at engaging students and having them share the fun with their parents. The classes, which ranged from element bingo to the ever popular making "goop," were led by 21 education majors from Dr. Pamela Wash's science method courses at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Read More...
USC Upstate Student from Sumter 1st to Be Recognized as the "Best of the Best" in Science by District (3/18/2009)
USC Upstate School of Education Finds Success With Its Peer Mentoring Program (12/17/2008)
USC Upstate Education Graduate Overcomes Being Displaced by Hurricane Katrina (12/17/2008)
The paths traveled by each of the 450 December graduates at the University of South Carolina Upstate no doubt inspired pride and joy at Tuesday's commencement ceremony, but Rosie Meindl's perseverance in particular had one university official calling the evening a "great celebration."
Meindl made her way to the Upstate in August 2006 as one of thousands along the Gulf Coast displaced by Hurricane Katrina, which also cost her the first year of her college education: The University of Southern Mississippi campus where she was enrolled was destroyed by the 2005 mega-storm. Her inspiring story took a far more tragic turn less than a year later when Meindl's 3-year-old niece, Mackenzie Van Dorn, who was visiting from Mississippi, died after being struck by a falling tree limb at the Greenville Zoo on July 4, 2007. Read more...
Four Physical Education Majors and One Alumni Attend SCAHPERD Conference (11/17/2008)
Roni Colvard, a School of Education Recent Graduate (UCG Campus), Received $1,000 Office Max Surprise (10/3/2008)
School of Education Graduate, John Hurley, Awarded the NSTA National Science Teaching Fellows Award (10/2/2008)
The National Science Teachers Association, the largest professional organization promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning, has announced that John Hurley, a science teacher at Carver Junior High School, will take part as a Fellow in the 2008 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. Read more...
USC Upstate’s Special Education--Visual Impairment Program Awarded A $746,956 Grant (9/8/2008)
Principals and Superintendents Respond to EOC Administered Survey Regarding Teacher Preparation Programs in South Carolina (8/22/2008)
Education Outreach Committee, a subcommittee within the State Department of Education, administers an annual survey to all school districts within South Carolina. Below is one comment cited specifically regarding the teacher preparation program at USC Upstate:
“I really believe that higher education MUST train professors in innovative teaching strategies. We spend a lot of time retraining student teachers. I now look closely at where a 1st year teacher is graduating from when making hiring decisions. My interview questions are far more detailed now. USC-Upstate has one of the best programs I have ever seen. Innovative, Best Practice, and Cutting Edge teachers are produced there. We should all take note of their program of study for beginning teachers.
The teacher I provided information on is coming along and will be a great teacher. She is learning on the job. She is a hard worker and a learner, so I have no doubt she will be great.”
JoAnn Timberlake, a USC Upstate Graduate, Named Greenville County Teacher of the Year (8/14/2008)
A special education teacher is named Greenville County’s 2008-09 teacher of the year. JoAnn Timberlake works at the Overbrook Child Development Center. Timberlake has been a teacher for 18 years, 11 of which have been in Greenville county. She recevied her Bachelor’s degree at Georgia Southern and her master’s at the University of South Carolina. Read More...
Jocelyn Roper, a USC Upstate Education Major, is Crowned Miss Spartanburg (5/24/2008)
South Carolina’s Classroom Teachers Need TESOL Training (5/23/3008)
Chancellor Stockwell and Dean Love Participate in Trike-a-Thon For St. Jude's Children's Hospital (5/16/2008)
School of Education, Dr. Holly Pae, Wins Bank of America Teacher of the Year Award (5/7/2008)
Gloria Ward Named Director of Upward Bound at USC Upstate (5/6/2008)
The USC Upstate Upward Bound program is designed to increase student participants' motivation, academic and social skills to levels necessary for success in the completion of a program of secondary education, and to enter and complete a program of post secondary education. Additionally, the program seeks to promote leadership skills and an overall responsible lifestyle through its year-long series of group and individual activities. Currently there are 58 students who participate in the Upward Bound program. Read more...
School of Education to Co-Host Technology Fair with the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind (4/30/2008)
The world of technology opens doors of opportunity in the classroom, the workplace and at home! Want to know more? Plan to visit the Technology Fair at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB). “The goal of this family-friendly event is to share a wealth of information about assistive technology with the community, students, parents and employers,” said Elaine Sveen, coordinator of the Technology Fair. Read more...
Evening Degree/Certification Program in Elementary Education Easily Accessible at USC Upstate (4/08/2008)
Career changers are now being recruited for the Evening Degree/Certification Program in Elementary Education with optional add-on Learning Disabilities certification, which is now in the planning stages for a cohort to begin Maymester of 2008 at the University Center of Greenville and at the main campus in Spartanburg. Read more...
USC Upstate To Offer Post Baccalaureate Certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages (4/07/2008)
USC Upstate has received approval from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education to offer a 15-hour post baccalaureate certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). This non-degree program is designed for K-12 school personnel who wish to advance their professional development and enhance their knowledge and expertise in ESOL but are not seeking a master’s degree. “Teachers with knowledge and skill in teaching second language learners are needed at every grade level,” said Dr. Rebecca Stevens, director of graduate programs at USC Upstate. “The University’s offering of the ESOL program will certainly meet a need in the Upstate.” More details about the program and its requirements can be found here. Additionally, you may contact Dr. Rebecca Stevens, Director - Graduate Programs.
Diversity Conference Held at USC Upstate (02/20/2008)
The schools of education from Benedict College, Claflin College, Columbia International University, Converse and USC Upstate, together with USC Upstate’s Student and Diversity Affairs, sponsored a diversity conference on March 20 to bring educators together on the topic of diversity in the classroom. The keynote address was made by Freeman Owle, member of the Cherokee Nation and instructor of Cherokee spirituality and culture at Western Carolina University. The topics for break-out sessions included Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers; Latino Diversity in Our Schools; The Legal Ethical and Moral Dimensions of Teaching in a Diverse Society (led by Dr. Charles Love); Helping Students Unlearn Stereotypes of American Indians (led by Dr. Jim Charles); and, Guidance and Diversity for Classroom Teachers. Entertainment was provided by the Lemira Elementary School Percussion Band from Sumter, S.C. Read more...
Whitlock Junior High Honor Roll Students Visit USC Upstate (02/20/2008)
On Thursday, March 20, 2008, almost sixty Whitlock Junior High School students visited the USC Upstate Campus. The trip was a reward for their high academic achievement. The 7th, 8th, and 9th grade honor students and faculty representatives from Whitlock met campus tour guides at the University Readiness Center. Dr. Charles Love, Dean of the School of Education, welcomed them to campus, and then Ms. Star Jamison in Admissions provided the students with a brochure and campus information. Read more...
Sevier Middle School Students Shadow USC Upstate Elementary Majors at the University Center of Greenville (2/20/2008)
Education Majors at USC Upstate Plan Family Math and Science Night for Woodruff Middle School (2/13/2008)
Woodruff Middle School students will get a little extra help in the areas of math and science next week when 14 education majors from the University of South Carolina Upstate collaborate with Woodruff Middle School to host the first Family Math and Science Night. More than 200 people are expected to attend the event, which is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Woodruff Middle School. Read more...
Spartanburg School District 7 Guidance Counselors Visit USC Upstate Education Class (1/31/2008)
USC Upstate Receives 2007 Mary Black Foundation Community and Business Champion Awards (1/2008)
USC Upstate Graduate, Genia Webb, Wins Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award (12/18/2007)
Jesso Bobo Elementary Students Encouraged to Pursue Teaching Profession (12/06/2007)
Love Appointed To Committee For American Association Of Colleges For Teacher Education (10/04/2007)
School of Education Hosts Graduate Programs Open House (9/21/2007)
$2.6 Million Grant Funds Scholars Academy at USC Upstate - 25 Academically Advanced Students will Take College Courses While Still in High School (8/9/2007)
Resources for Teaching and Managing Diversity in the Classroom Made Available (6/11/2007)
Dr. Jim Charles, USC Upstate Professor, Publishes Book (6/6/2007)
Continuing Education: A Partnership with Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic (2/16/2007)
USC Upstate Site for Advanced Placement Graduate Institutes this Summer (2/1/2007)
Partnership Could Accelerate College Experience (12/25/2006)
USC Upstate Student Teaches at Ethiopian Orphanage (10/11/2006)
USC Upstate Salutes Its Graduates for Being Named Teacher of the Year! (10/3/2006)
USC Upstate and Charles Lea Center Form College of Educational Enrichment for Students with Special Abilities (6/16/2006)
School of Education Recognized For Its Exemplary Practices (2/10/2006)
Education Majors Gain Valuable Perspectives At Professional Development Schools (2/7/2006)
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