Furman Engaged!

Each year, Education majors certifying in elementary and secondary education share the results of research projects as part of Furman Engaged!, a campus-wide annual event that celebrates the wide variety of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity of our undergraduates. Students who have participated in Furman’s study away programs, such as the Education Department’s May X course to New Zealand, also share their experiences. Our EDU 431 and EDU 460 students present research on a wide range of education topics, from working with students from non-traditional families to the importance of multicultural literature in the classroom. Learn more about Furman Engaged!

Summer Internship Program

Paid research fellowships are available for students that qualify. Furman offers a unique summer internship program that directly funds student internships and research opportunities. Furman student Rachel Sease ’14 worked with Associate Professor Katie Kelly to examine blogging between preservice teachers and elementary students to discuss commonly read literature. Their study was presented at two conferences, the American Reading Forum Conference and the South Carolina Reading Conference, and their research was published in The Journal of Language and Literacy Education and in Reading Matters. Learn more about our Summer Internship Program.

Portfolio Night

Graduate students enrolled in EDEP 670 prove that "show and tell" is an effective teaching strategy for students of all ages. Throughout the fall semester, teaching candidates gather examples of their understanding and application of best practices in the teaching profession. Candidates share their evidence and thoughtful reflections in electronic portfolios with faculty and senior teaching candidates.

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