FLORENCE – A committee of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has approved a $59,000 grant for Francis Marion University to help better prepare education students to take professional exams.
Francis Marion will provide $41,000 in matching funds for the project, called “Excel-erate.”
“The focus is to provide students with access to training to better prepare them for national professional exams,” said Jane Madden, FMU’s director of grants.
This will be done through closer monitoring of student performance and by fostering collaborative efforts across the disciplines to target critical areas. The grant will also provide items such as software that students can use to take practice tests in preparation for professional exams.
The grant will be administered by FMU psychology professor Mike Jordan and Marjorie Pace, incoming dean of the FMU School of Education.
FMU produces more classroom teachers in the Pee Dee region than any other college or university.
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