Shirley Carr Bausmith has been named coordinator of the School of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with a major in Learning Disabilities program at Francis Marion University.
The M.A.T. program provides an avenue for individuals with degrees in other areas to become certified to teach students with learning disabilities. FMU also offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in learning disabilities for currently certified teachers who wish to add an additional area of certification. That program is coordinated by education professor Mike Madden.
In her new role with the M.A.T. program, Bausmith will advise M.A.T. graduates and be involved with Madden in the development of new courses and related materials for the Learning Disabilities program.
Bausmith has also been appointed coordinator of the Instructional Accommodation program.
Bausmith earned the B.S. degree in elementary education (summa cum laude) and the M.Ed. degree in remediation from FMU. She earned the Ph.D. degree in special education from the University of South Carolina.
Prior to joining the FMU faculty as an assistant professor of education in 2003, Bausmith was a learning disabilities resource teacher and Special Education Department chairperson at West Florence High School. She was a graduate assistant at FMU, and became a part-time member of the graduate faculty before going to West Florence, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 1998. She served as president of the FMU Alumni Association from 2001-2003.
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