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Counseling team helps create weekly support group for BIPOC students

Two graduate students in Augusta University’s College of Education counselor education program are coordinating a new peer-led community designed to provide support to Black, Indigenous and students of color. Knowing the profound impact of racial injustice and COVID-19 on Black and brown communities, Student Counseling and Psychological Services is extending additional support to AU’s …

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STEAMIFY goes virtual for 2020-21 school year, but still growing

While the STEAMIFY competition will be held virtually for the 2020-21 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Augusta University is partnering with the South Carolina Afterschool Alliance to reach more students. Just this week, the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, which is an organization dedicated to bringing high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning …

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New faculty profile: Focus on the student experience will help improve instruction

In any classroom, the ultimate goal is to transmit new knowledge or skills to students. But with technology, circumstances, and society changing rapidly, so proven methodologies must change with them. Dr. Rhia Moreno, who joins the College of Education as an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation, has spent her career studying best practices from …

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Georgia Military College and Augusta University’s College of Education sign articulation agreement

In the spirit of academic cooperation, Georgia Military College (GMC) and the College of Education at Augusta University recently executed an articulation agreement providing a smooth transition for graduates from GMC’s elementary and middle grades education associate degree programs to Augusta University’s teacher education programs. “Augusta University is honored to be entering into this …

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Augusta University keeps new teaching grads in the classroom

By Stacey Eidson The turnover rate among new teachers across this country is startling. Approximately 20% of all new hires leave the classroom within three years and close to 50% of teachers quit the profession during their first five years, according to the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. …

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Augusta University offers online courses for Master of Arts in Teaching

By Stacey Eidson For those individuals who have an undergraduate degree outside the field of education, but are considering a career in teaching, Augusta University’s College of Education is now offering a fully online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. “We had actually been working on putting this program online for quite a …

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How to helping children manage back to school anxiety among COVID-19

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Back to school jitters are not uncommon for most students. However, with children seeing COVID-19 dominating the news, and having their previous school year cut short, the unknown pressure may be enormous. “Children are experiencing this in their way,” said Dr. Margaux H. Brown. They’re consumers …

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