The Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty (COE) will begin its fourth year of operation with an annual kick off that will give an overview of the center’s goals for this year.
The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s Lowrimore Auditorium on the campus of Francis Marion University from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The purpose of the center is to increase the achievement of children of poverty by improving the quality of undergraduate teacher preparation, graduate teacher preparation, and the professional development of in-service teachers.
The center’s five major goals are to: design and implement teacher education programs that enable graduates to effectively teach children of poverty; provide high-quality professional development programs; equip teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with parents and community resources; develop a master’s degree program which leads to South Carolina certification as a Teacher of Children of Poverty; and become the premier resource in South Carolina for helping teachers learn how to provide a high-quality education for all children of poverty.
For additional information about the center, call 843-669-3391.
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